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01981 251168
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I am Paul Thomas a metal fusion sculptor based in Herefordshire. I create both interior
and garden sculptures.Working with recycled metal such as bicycle chain, engine and tool parts. I sometimes mix my creations with stone and driftwood. Using wildlife and nature as my inspiration but also create abstract designs. My ethos is to use as much recycled material as possible in my work to be as environmentally friendly as I can. My sculptures range from a life-sized female
forms, water features, to an Eagle Ray made from metal nuts and bicycle chain. Each piece is
individually designed due to the nature of the materials I source. I have also undertaken
commissions such as a Leopard made from bicycle chain and a Spitfire using motor
vehicle parts. These can be seen on my website
www.paulsmetalcrafting.com, there is a link on the website to my paulsmetalcrafting
Facebook page.
I have a gallery in my garden Brynithel, Kingstone, Herefordshire, HR2 9HJ
Telephone: 01981 251168 call for opening hours
My work can also be seen at The Makers Gallery in Crickhowell and Timothy Hawkins
Gallery, Church Street, Hereford

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

It allows me to express myself as I see the world. Sometimes just by recognising the beauty in nature and trying to create objects that reflect that through the medium of ordinary metal object such a bicycle chain, old workshop tools or motor vehicle engine parts. I love exploring my imagination and seeing where it takes me.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am Paul Thomas a metal Fusion Sculptor I am know by Paul's Metal Crafting

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I am totally self taught with my Mig Welder, which is the tool of my art.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

The Sculpture Trail, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle as part of Hellens Garden Festival for the past years. h.Art at various locations such as the Trumpet Tearooms, Ledbury and the Bleddfa Centre, Bleddfa Knighton.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

My Gallery Metal Craft Gallery, Brynithel, Kingstone, HR2 9HJ
The Makers Gallery, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell NP8 1AD
Timothy Hawkins Gallery and Fine Furniture, 14 Church Street, Hereford, HR1 2LR

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