Personal Work

Here is a selection of my personal sculpture work. For more information please email

Below are a number of recent works made between 2019 and 2021


‘There there’ 

38cm high  oil paint,

ceramic and metal 


‘The Fall of Spring’

31cm high

oil paint, resin, metal and straw


‘She Loves Me Knot’

25cm high

oil paint, ceramic, wood and thread



38cm high

ceramic, oil paint and metal


‘The Space Between Us’

32cm high

ceramic, iron powder, fabric and metal



Below are photos of sculptures I made for ‘In The Downbelow’ exhibition which was displayed in the crypt under St John on the Wall Church, standing at one of the gates to the old city of Bristol. Exhibition between November 16th and 30th 2018.

Installation view of the sculptures in their setting

For more information about these sculptures and the exhibition click here


A selection of painted terra cotta and resin pieces made between 2015 and 2018


Two early mixed media pieces made in 2012


Tom Astley is an artist and model maker based in Bristol working in clay, resins, wood and fabric. He has a back-ground in fine art and commercial model making which come together in his personal work with influences from psychology, puppets, dreams, folk tales and the work of ‘outsider’ artists.


 After completing a Fine Art BA in Bath the lure of the big city prompted Tom to move to Bristol, stopping in Dorset and London on the way. Here he has carved out a career for himself over the last 20 years in commercial model making for clients including: Aardman Animations, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBC Bristol, The Conran Shop and the Guardian Media Group

      He and his family have made a home in the vibrant city of Bristol where he combines working from his studio at home on his own artistic practice, making sculptures, with work on projects at various studios on commercial work.

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