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Mark Raynes Roberts

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Mark Raynes Roberts FGE is an internationally recognised crystal artist and designer, trained at the Birmingham School of Jewellery & Silversmithing under the tutelage of master engravers Ronald Pennell and Neil Oliver.
 
In 1984 he established Raynes Art & Design Ltd, in Toronto, Canada, and over 40 years his ateliér and art gallery has become synonymous with creating and designing exclusive glass engraved optical crystal sculpture.
 
Recipients of his art have included Royalty, Dr Nelson Mandela, the Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George Carey, among many other luminaries, and his work resides in corporate and private art collections around the world. Recent exhibitions have been held in London, England, Vimy, France, and New York City. He was the first crystal artist invited to hold a solo exhibition at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.
 
Mark is also a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers in England. 
 
“Crystal continues to intrigue me as a canvas that provides limitless properties for narrative landscapes, both spiritual and natural, real and surreal. It can reflect and distort, and the signature engraving techniques I employ convey a message that is at once ethereal and complex. The refractive qualities of crystal are the perfect canvas for my dreamscapes, and evolution which has been informed from traveling the world and viewing the amazing beauty of nature in all its forms, and my own deep interest in the human spirit and how we relate to the rhythms of life which connect us all. To feel the emotion is to understand the art. My crystal reflects human transcendence and the issues that challenge humanity including equality, spirituality, diversity, the environment, and the capacity to have hope in the face of adversity.”
 

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ANTHEM

25.4x25.4x6.4 cm

Two-piece crystal sculpture

REF: MR001
PRICE: €3400

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CAT’S EYE

25.4x23x10cm

Five-piece crystal sculpture

REF: MR002
PRICE: €3250

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STONE CARVERS

17.75x20x20cm

Three-piece crystal sculpture

REF: MR003
PRICE: €2750

ANTHEM

25.4×25.4×6.4 cm

Two-piece crystal sculpture. Inspired by poet Leonard Cohen‘s quote: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

REF: MR001
PRICE: €3400

CAT’S EYE

25.4x23x10cm

Five-piece crystal sculpture. Inspired by author Margaret Atwood’s quote: “Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space. If you can bend space you can bend time also, and if you knew enough and could move faster than light you could travel backward in time and exist in two places at once.”

REF: MR002
PRICE: €3250

STONE CARVERS

17.75x20x20cm

Three-piece crystal sculpture. Inspired by author Jane Urquhart’s quote: “The candlelight and the walls of the tunnels were all turning water, and that she might drown in herself, in him.”

REF: MR003
PRICE: €2750