Robert Erskine FRSS
Robert Erskine is an English sculptor, designer and broadcaster now living and working in Suffolk. He is known for creating large public monumental sculptures, for example the 10 metre high Tunstall Shard in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire created in 2008 which celebrates the life and skills of the pottery industry, showing a potter's thumb print, on the former site of the Wedgewood Pottery. He is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Robert describes his passion for engineering, industry, nature and landscape as main influences informing his work. Rare amongst contemporary sculptors, he describes the hands-on process as essential to developing ideas and so fabricates and casts his own work.
Robert completed his post-graduate studies under Professor Reg Butler at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. He continued to work from studios in London until 2014 when he moved to Suffolk.
Robert has created one-off sculptures and landmark elements for commercial, public and regeneration schemes. His landmark sculptures have been awarded status of permanent public monuments by The Public Monuments Sculpture Association and The Courtauld Institute, for contributing to the heritage and culture of the nation. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide. He is a visiting lecturer in the UK and overseas.
His most recent commission ( March 2022) is for 4 large scale mobile Arks of The Covenants, each to hold 5 scrolls, bibles of teaching, 4 ever lasting lights in wrought bronze, and reading tables within a new unique Synagogue centre called Mosaic Community, in Stanmore Middlesex, which is being completed presently housing three separate communities of the faith, ranging from Reform, Liberal, and also a modern informal traditional off-shoot of Masorti. The door fronts of the Arks will have 10 unique vertical patinated wrought bronze fluted forms. These relate to the 10 commandments. Each door will be slightly different in their arrangement. It's a major undertaking with engineering complexities and dealing with 1200 congregants.
Robert's design work in areas of product, industrial and architectural design includes several patents, and he has worked with public, private and commercial clients.
Since the early 1990s Robert has also been a motoring broadcaster and journalist on the American weekly, live radio show 'Autolab' and more recently he appears in a regular weekly show on BBC Suffolk. His hybrid background in sculpture, design and engineering, and passion for cars, brings particular focus to design, technology innovation and education.
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