Tom Stogdon is an artist born in 1964 into a fourth generation of greengrocers in Bloomsbury. He withdrew from the fruit trade in 1998 and has never looked back. ‘I often wonder how life would have been if I had gone on to art school instead of the market but always arrive back at the same conclusion… who really knows. What I do know is that I feel very lucky to be doing what I love every day.’
Over the years he has worked with a number of inspiring and talented people some of whom are good friends today. He works in stone, wood, metals and paper and takes his inspiration from many different avenues. The building process either starts by adding something to an object or taking part of it away and is serendipitous, with one piece of work informing the next. Sometimes it is a journey of several years before he returns back to the original kernel of an idea.
Tom was elected as a member to the Royal Sculpture Society in 2012 and is married to Rebecca. They have two fantastic young boys of 6 & 8 who keep them both busy and very entertained, so not so different to everyone else really. His studios are now very rural and just outside Oxford, but London will always be part of him and therefore, to some degree or other, in his work.