Roger Stephens MRSS
Prior to setting up his own studio Roger worked on the spire, tower and west front of Salisbury Cathedral during its major repair programme. In 1997 he co-organised the Touchstone Sculpture Project in Salisbury, which aimed to “demystify contemporary sculpture and encourage participation and discussion”. Practical workshops were held for four local schools (years 10-13) and a group of partially-sighted adults. Commissions include the design and creation of three sculptural seats in granite for The Porter’s Garden in the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth.
Roger Stephens's sculpture is primarily abstract but he also undertakes commissions which are representational. He finds the inflexibility of stone a challenge which extends rather than inhibits his creativity. Occasionally he incorporates iron and stainless steel in his work.