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Sculptor Thomas J. Nicholls HND, Bsc (Hons), PGdip
Thomas J. Nicholls

About Thomas J. Nicholls

Balance movement and rhythm in the underlying forms is paramount; heart and soul expressed in subtle form. Tom has been producing sculptural work to the highest standard for over a decade. He has won the prestigious “Carver of the Year” awards from both the Master Carvers’ Association and the Worshipful Company of Masons. As well as being a highly respected craftsmen Tom is also known for his ability to design and create sculptures that are uniquely his own whilst remaining true to his clients’ vision. Creating work to suit any site or context, Tom has completed various high profile architectural and ornamental sculpture commissions.
Sculptor Thomas J. Nicholls HND, Bsc (Hons), PGdip
Hand Carved Stone Greenman Garden Sculpture

Exhibition History of Thomas J. Nicholls

May 2015:
The Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor

July 2013:
The Coronation Festival, Buckingham Palace, London

May 2013:
The Grocer`s Hall, London

August 2011:
The Society of Equetrian Artists, The Mall Galleries, London

February 2010:
The Brick Lane Gallery, London

March 2009:
Thompson`s Gallery, Marylebone High Street, London

Hand Carved Sandstone Garden Sculpture

Biography / CV of Thomas J. Nicholls

Thomas first trained at Weymouth College in the traditional techniques of Stonemasonry, Carving and Lettering. This provided him with a solid foundation in the craft. Thomas then went on to gain a Post graduate diploma in Historic Stone Carving at the City and Guilds of London Art school. Based on a very strong portfolio of work, Thomas receives commissions for private clients that vary from ornately carved stone sculptures, Bronze statues and high profile Architectural Carving work. Recent projects include being chosen to form part of a core team of seven talented sculptors who sculpted the Queen`s Diamond Jubillee Royal barge prow sculpture for the Royal Pageant in June 2012. Tom also carved 6 large Victorian style ornate relief panels on Draycott Avenue, Chelsea in 2014 and has recently won a nationwide competition to design and carve an original limestone gargoyle for Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire.With over 12 years of experience Thomas has a wealth of experience in designing and producing site specific sculptures and carvings as well as creating a large body of sculptural work in his own distinct style. In 2013 Thomas was awarded the "Carver of the Year" by The Master Carvers Association. A keen artist, Thomas always aims to expand upon his traditional skill base to create highly expressionistic and energetic work for both speculative and commissioned pieces.

Hand Carved Stone Gargoyle

Artist Statement of Thomas J. Nicholls

Thomas J. Nicholls`s Personal Statement
Whether sculpting clay, carving stone or drawing, Thomas seeks to convey a sense of energy and dynamism in his work.

Awards and Prizes of Thomas J. Nicholls

Winner of the 2015 Ripon Cathedral Gargoyle Award

Voted "Carver of the year 2013" by both the Worshipful Company of Masons and The Master Carvers Association.

Won The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to further his studies in figurative sculpture in 2011

Public Works of Thomas J. Nicholls

March 2015
Ripon Gargoyle competition winner 2015. Carving of an original, functioning Gargoyle to own design on the North Elevation of Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire.
Clents: Caroe Architecture

January 2015
Modelled and Carved six large Victorian style brick panels on a new Victorian style Mansion block on Draycott Avenue, Chelsea.
Clents: Bulmers Brick and Tile Company

February 2014
Selected by the Windsor Sculpture Group to design and carve a Grotesque sculpture to be installed at St. Geaorges Chapel Windsor.

Qualifications / Education of Thomas J. Nicholls

2005-2007 City and Guilds of London Art School:
Post Graduate Diploma in Historic Stone Carving and contmeporary stone sculpture.

2003-2005 University of Glamorgan:
1st Class BSc (Hons) Architectural and Heritage Conservation

2001-2003 Weymouth College:
HND Architectural Stonework, Stone masonry, Stone carving and Letter cutting

2000-2001 Swindon College of Art and DesignArt Foundation Course

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Thomas J. Nicholls

Natural Stone Specialist

Equestrian Vogue

The Oxford Times

Teaching Experience

Life Drawing Tutor at the Bethnal Green Life drawing group

Carving Displays for the Worshipful Company of Masons at the Weald and Downlands Museum

Influences / Inspiration of Thomas J. Nicholls

Thomas J. Nicholls`s Influences
Renaissance Sculpture and Art
The Futurists
Russian Constructivism

Price Range of Work

Thomas J. Nicholls's work has a price range from £834 to £33,334

Mediums utilised

Thomas J. Nicholls's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Thomas J. Nicholls's work is found in the following categories on site:
Architectural Sculptures (8)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (6)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (6)
Wall Panel Carved Engraved Cast Moulded Sculpture Statue plaque (5)
High Relief or Haute Relief Carving Sculpture Wall Panel casting in Bronze / Copper (4)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture (4)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (4)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (3)
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives (3)
Grotesque Sculptures / Statues / figurines to order Commission Custom Bespoke Sculptures (3)
Public Art Sculpture (3)
Foliage Leaves Carvings Sculpture Statues (3)
Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers Statues Sculptures (2)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (2)
Green Man (and Green Woman)Faces, Busts, Heads, Torsos (2)
Horse Head or Bust or Mask or Portrait sculpture statuettes statue figurines (2)
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures (2)
Symmetric Sculptures / Statues / statuettes / statuary (2)
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission (2)
Small Animal Sculptures (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Athletes Athletics Runners Cyclists Hurdlers Sprinters High Jumpers, Throwers Putters
Archaeology inspired sculpture Statues
Sculptures of Sport in General
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Gargoyle Carvings Sculptures Statues
Fun Amusing Comic Animals Birds Fish Statues Sculptures
Plant Outdoor Outside Garden or Yard sculpture statue statuette
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Human Figurative Sculptures
Bicycle Bicyclist sculpture statue statuette
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving
Public Park or Urban Landscape or Corporate sculpture / Fountain / Sratuary
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures
Caricature Sculptures Statues statuettes
Boats Ships Canoes Dinghies Sculptures Yachts Statues
Stylised Birds Sculptures / Statues / statuary / ornaments figurines / statuettes
Landscape Mountains Countryside Sculptures Statues statuettes
Friendship Friends chummyness Amicability Camaraderie Cordility Kindred Spirit
Heraldic Crests Logos Trade Marks Carvings or Castings
Mounted Heads, Masks, Wall Mounted Busts of Animals
Mask, Wall Hung Faces and Part Heads
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Column Pillar Columnar Stele sculpture statue statuary
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