About Tom

Award winning master stone carver, sculptor & artist, Tom is a founding member of the London Stone Carving Workshops, a member of the Master Carver’s Association & of the Worshipful Company of Masons.

Tom’s career began in the time-honoured tradition of European stonemasons from the Renaissance onward, travelling Britain & Europe to gain experience on various high-profile stone commissions. This journey broadened his historical grasp of the tradition he had entered & taught him the practical skills needed to bend an intransigent medium to his will.

Tom keeps the ancient craft of working stone alive, perpetuating our great European tradition of stone craft & built heritage, through his own original sculptural work & historic restoration carving. He has worked on many varied & exciting private/public sculptural commissions & prestigious carving restoration projects, from the V&A’s Renaissance galleries & London’s Royal Albert Memorial to St George’s Chapel Windsor, Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Mansions & sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor.

 

Artist Statement

Tom’s work concentrates on the sheer and permanent beauty of form in nature. He aims to express the power and vibrancy of the living world through the tactile mediums of clay, stone & bronze in all their beauty & timeless variety. He is proud to often be swimming against the present tide of the abstract & the conceptual in current art practice.

He also likes a laugh.

 

Reviews & Recommendations:

“Tom’s work has achieved an outstanding quality”

Dick Reid OBE Chairman of the Worshipful Company of Masons

 

“Tom’s work is outstanding, well conceived and beautifully executed. A great talent.” 

Simon Gudgeon sculptor.

“Tom is an extremely gifted and dextrous carver & sculptor. Tom is also trustworthy and reliable as an independent craftsman.”

Simon Watney Conservation Cases Recorder at The Church Monuments Society.

 

Exhibition History

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Craft Fair 2010

Weald & Downland Museum 2010
The Goring, Craft Scholar Exhibition 2011

Ferrers Gallery, Craft & Design Magazine Gold Award Winners Exhibition 2012

Sausmarez Manor Sculpture Festival 2013

Christie’s Auction House, London  2016

Bank of England, London  2017

 

Awards and Prizes

QEST Scholarship award 2009

Craft & Design Magazine’s selected ‘Gold Award 2010’

Awarded membership of the Worshipful Company of Masons 2013

Awarded membership of the Master Carvers Association 2015