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Tom Brown

After graduating from Weymouth College in 2002 with a distinction in stonemasonry, carving and letter cutting, Tom Brown began travelling in the “journeyman” tradition, gaining experience on restoration projects both abroad (in France and Guernsey) and at home, working on various high-profile projects, including a 15th century Florentine monument in the V&A's Renaissance gallery and English Heritage’s restoration of Old Gorhambury House, as well as the Albert Memorial and Canonbury Tower in London.
These projects were varied and exciting and he gained invaluable practical experience, insight and knowledge in the many aspects of stone masonry, architectural and sculptural conservation

Tom returned to study at the City & Guilds of London Art School in 2007, where the Historic Stone Carving course enabled him to refine his carving technique to the highest level.
Here he focused both on the drawing and sculpting of original work and on the accurate replication of existing architectural ornament and sculpture in stone; whilst he also gained a firm grounding in historical styles, motifs and techniques of stone decoration, as well as in art history and the aesthetics of classical and traditional sculpture – a combination of disciplines which provide not only the essential basis for the creation of new work for historic contexts, but are also an invaluable asset in the decision making involved in the creation and restoration of sculpture and complex ornament.

The fine quality of his work was recognized in 2008 when he was awarded the QEST scholarship for his studies; and he graduated in 2009 with a First, having excelled in figure and portrait modeling, drawing, and artistic anatomy.
He has since been commissioned to design, model and carve an original design for a grotesque which has been selected and is to be installed on St Georges Chapel, Windsor, in 2010.

Tom produces work to the highest standard in architectural, sculptural and ornamental stone carving. He also aims to do his part in caring for the buildings, monuments and sculptures which form Britain’s great built heritage. By applying skilled, considerate and knowledgeable treatment, he hopes to keep the ancient, traditional and highly skilled craft of working stone alive. Tom is regularly sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Masons to provide public carving displays to promote both the appreciation and the practice of the arts of stone carving and masonry.
Tom Brown carves and designs for private and public sculptural commissions in all types of stone, using his wide range of experience for -

  • Portraiture
  • Figurative sculpture and statues
  • Restoration projects in historic architecture
  • Interior and exterior decorative and architectural ornament
  • Memorials, monuments and plaques

 

craft&design Selected Gold Award Winner 2010
 
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