Tom Waugh

Everyday objects such as cardboard boxes or cigarette butts appear squashed, wrinkled and crumpled: discarded after being used. These hyperrealist sculptures are carved from stone and marble, creating a fascinating juxtaposition between the beauty and value of the materials and the worthless items that they represent. On each sculpture, Tom records and preserves every bump, crease and indentation, carefully capturing the minute imprints of human use.  

Tom is a British sculptor and architectural stone carver based in Somerset. He started work as a stonemason in Bristol in 2000 and went on to study stone carving at the City and Guilds of London Art School. In 2007, Tom worked for Peter Randall-Page on the Seed sculpture for the Eden Project. His work includes public commissions, historic building conservation and architectural sculpture replacement. Tom is the winner of the global Rise art prize 2018 sculptor of the year and People’s Choice awards.  

'Tom's sculptures are nothing less than genius' - Rebecca Gorden, Rise Art Curator

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