Tom STOGDON (b. 1964)
Tom was born into a fourth generation of greengrocers in Bloomsbury, London and worked in the fruit trade until 1998.
His first ventures into sculpture began by making elaborate pieces using fruit and vegetables, and then gradually progressed into using slate and metal.
His experiments with stone and the wearing influence of water have very much 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; he uses what is best described as an abrasive ‘washing machine’ to create different shapes and textures to the stone. His work ranges from small maquettes to large interior and exterior commissions.
He was elected as an associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2012.
Tom is married to Rebecca, a florist, and (two young sons permitting) spends long periods in a studio in Oxford, having recently moved from London.