Personal Work

Dream Bodies No.1

Painted resin and wood



Dream Bodies 2

Painted resin and wood





There There

Oil paint on terracotta  / 38cm high




The Fall of Spring

Oil paint on resin, metal and straw / 31cm high




She Loves Me Knot

Oil paint on terracotta, chemi-wood and string / 25cm high





Oil paint on terracotta, plastic and metal / 38cm high




The Space Between Us

Iron powder coated terracotta, metal, foam and fabric / 32cm high




‘In The Downbelow’ an exhibition made which involved making a series of sculptures made in response to the space and displayed in the crypt under St John on the Wall Church, which stands 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



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Tom is an artist working mainly in sculptor 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 has exhibited independently and as part of the West of England Academy Open Exhibition and Drawn Exhibition.

      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.