Contemporary artwork: wood, glass, ceramic, described by poetry

Alison Richards & Rob Taylor are two Merthyr Tydfil based artists  who make work inspired by the world around them, illustrated by poetry. 

 They are currently 







They believe art belongs to everyone and create pieces that evoke comment. 

They believe art should enrich the space it occupies. 


Their work in wood, glass and ceramic ranges from large free-standing pieces, 

wall mounted pieces and the smaller Ci collection. 



If you would like to purchase their work or work with the artists on a commission 

Contact: arrtduo@gmail.com 



ARRTDUO is a collision of minds that has resulted in a collaboration that ignites the artists’ emotional response to describe the world in wood, glass, ceramic and poetry.

Our intentions are to produce work that:

  • Calls from its plinth and changes the space it occupies.
  • Has an intrinsic beauty that is poignant but also direct in the message it carries.
  • Speaks to the world in a powerful and dramatically different way.
  • Draws in the viewers and compels the them to respond.

Enjoy a walk around our website. If you want to find out more, email  Alison and Rob    arrtduo@gmail.com.


Recent Posts


Sand Carved

Sinuous borne signalled lines

mark a track on sliding sand,

trace the slithering snake unseen,

seeking prey where the searchers stood.

Landscape in a fluid flux

carved by wind, “the artist’s hand”

draws desert fathers, wrought to suffer,

to find a place in Universe,

isolated, harsh and cruel,

Nature’s lash on devoted flesh

chases deep to contemplate.

They seek to find the perfect way

but mistakes of mortal minds are shared,

intentions leak like water from a vessel broke

and spill upon the arid ground.

Non may judge this defect clean

but together they must journey

to refill their vessel once more anew:

a caste communed in melded minds

they walk the dune in freezing night,

climb the shifting sand,

bent by burning light.

Witness fiery dawn, bursting red!

Lifting lines, long shadows drawn,

banished silver stars on backdrop black,

they see wonder wrapped in solitude.

Rob T

17th Feb 2017

  1. Countdown to St John’s Wood Exhibition 4 Leave a reply
  2. Countdown to St John’s Wood Exhibition 5 Leave a reply
  3. Mending Tom again and again… Leave a reply
  4. What’s wrong with modern art? Leave a reply
  5. The Challenge is on Leave a reply
  6. Pierhead Cardiff Bay CF99 1NA Leave a reply
  7. The day before Guy Fawkes! Leave a reply
  8. Well I was just testing the technology! Leave a reply
  9. Message in a bottle – The Virtual Tour Leave a reply