Tom’s 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 carving of stone is an ever more noticeable element in his daily work, as it converges with his past assemblages.
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 by making elaborate pieces using fruit and vegetables, but over time he was drawn to more traditional materials. Tom’s work is in private and public collections around the world. He is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.