Joseph Samuel Roberts


I create both aesthetic and ergonomic forms out of forged steel and wood. With these, I explore the forces that form the world around us, challenging what we perceive to be natural. My work distills and corrupts the essence of growth, engaging the viewer with their surroundings and confounding their expectations. By reflecting the aesthetic, cultural and functional qualities of the environment I seek to help others enjoy, protect and value its future. 

Having trained as a blacksmith, I bring traditional values in forging and fabrication to my sculptural practice while my background in conservation carries a strong affinity to the inner workings of the natural world. It is the marriage of these elements that form my visual interpretation of the fundamental forces in nature, which I seek to explore. These are also the elements of my practice that give me a unique angle on the subject matter.


Artist / Blacksmith