Tom Hill is a 27 year-old self-taught sculptor who for the last 6 years has been working with recycled horseshoes to create life-size animal sculptures. Tom utilises a gas forge, anvil and hammer as well as various welding techniques to heat and shape the horseshoes to create his sculptures.
Tom specializes in equine sculpture but has also I created a wide range of sculptures such as hedgehogs, squirrels, ducks, herons, swans, pigs, hares, badgers, different breeds of dogs, lions, cheetahs, stags, camels, horses and elephants, all of which are life size.
During May 2006 Tom exhibited at the Living Crafts at Hatfield House from which he received many orders and commissions including one from Lady Salisbury (from Hatfield House) for two life sized elephants for her husbandï¿½s birthday. These were delivered in September 2006 and are now on display with their new baby elephant in their private garden at Hatfield House. They were featured on BBC London News, Three Counties Radio and in the local newspaper.
To date much of Tom’s work has been sold internationally with pieces going as far as America and Canada.
Tom has an ambition to create a 30ft rearing horse made from horseshoes, but he is just looking for the right place for it to be exhibited.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.