Tom was born into a fourth generation of greengrocers in Bloomsbury, London and worked in the fruit trade until 1998. He first ventured into sculpture making elaborate pieces using fruit and vegetables, but found himself over time being drawn into using stone and metals.
His experiments with slate and the wearing influence of water have dictated the direction of his work in the last few years. Repetition and movement are recurring themes but always with a strong sense of calm. The pieces vary in size and stature, but each is made up of many smaller component parts, which are in turn wrestled into a larger space.
His work is a combination of found and worked material, one piece often informing the next.
He uses water and abrasives to create different shapes and textures to the stone. His work ranges from small maquettes to large interior and exterior commissions.
He exhibits in the UK & the US and his work can be found in both private and public collections. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2012.