Tom uses traditional and innovative glass techniques to breathe life into his eccentric hybrid glass specimens and dreamscape dioramas. His inventive creatures address issues such as the triumph of nature over industry.
Tom’s work has received a number of major prizes for glass-art and is in many prominent public collections. His has been featured in high-profile surveys of Australian contemporary art although he also maintains strong links with a lineage of traditional craft.
He aims to produce exhibitions that are challenging in content and form while offering the audience a hopeful and humorous experience.
Tom is currently a PhD candidate at UniSA undertaking practical investigations in glass focusing on hybrid life-forms, humour and the Anthropocene.