Robert Race is identified on his old passport as a toymaker, but his work covers a wide range: Moving toys for children and adults; simple automata; kinetic sculpture; exhibition design; mobile decorations for hospitals and restaurants; donation boxes and interactive collections of toys for museums.
He tries to make things which move in simple but interesting ways: Traditional moving toys have influenced him strongly, and he has travelled in Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, India and Japan in search of them.
His moving toys and simple automata incorporate a wide range of natural, re-used and recycled materials. Much recent work is in driftwood, and collecting it gives him a good excuse for going to the seaside.
6 St Margaret's Place
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Wilts BA15 1DT
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