Tom has started work on a new sculpture, provisionally entitled ‘Four’, in his shed. If all goes to plan, this will be cast and ready for the exhibition at Bothy Vineyard in September 2018.
Welcome to sculptor Tom Koster’s website. Tom is a young sculptor who works in clay, which is then cast into bronze and bronze resin. His work is inspired by mathematics, and is full of curves and forms. His works range from something for the windowsill, right up to two much larger works, suitable for a large room space, or for a garden.
(click on an image to see larger view)
Looping Möbius is Tom's most recent work, inspired by the Möbius Strip, but given Tom's abstract treatment. The piece is in bronze resin, mounted on a wood plinth. The curves and strong abstract shape are characteristic of Tom's mathematically inspired work.
Double Twist won first prize, and Looping Mobius was ‘Highly Commended’ in the recent exhibition at the Michael Heseltine Gallery. Tom entered three pieces into the competitive exhibition, as part of Oxford Art Weeks. As a former pupil of Chenderit, he was pleased to see his work on display there.
His next exhibition will be at Bothy Vineyard (facebook page) from 8th-23rd September, where you can see Double Twist, Looping Mobius, and at least one new work by Tom.
Tom continues to support the Heartstone Fund (Fund’s Facebook Page) in memory of his mentor, Lendon Scantlebury.
Every year, artist Lendon Scantlebury took on a young student apprentice and gave them the opportunity to not only learn from him but also create a one-off piece of art to be displayed at a large public show. Tom was fortunate enough to be Lendon’s apprentice in 2016, and Lendon became a close friend as well as a mentor.
Tragically, Lendon died in early 2017. He is greatly missed. This is the video that was made about the story of Tom’s apprenticeship.