All posts by Thomas


Getting set for Launch

The last few months have seen me carving like crazy on the lettering panels for the show. I’ve been working on reclaimed slate salvaged from fireplaces and snooker tables and […]



Key to this project is sourcing the words, phases and sentiments that  – given the chance – people would choose to have set in stone. A quick poll of my […]


Letterform development

I decided to develop a new lettering system for the lettercut work that will be showing at Aspex. As Aspex is housed in 19 century structure, I sought out letter-forms contemporary […]

Ruth Siddall

Exploring Urban Geology with Dr Ruth Siddall

Dr Ruth Siddall is a Geoarchaeologist with an incredible skill for ancient bringing stone to life. Throughout the year, Ruth runs guided Urban Geology walks. As she explains on her website: The urban landscape is […]

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University of Portsmouth Geology visit

The Aspex team kindly introduced me to Nick Koor, Principal Lecturer in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. Nick took time out of his day to give […]



Textures Having looked at Aspex’s immediate landscape, I focused on textures found near the gallery. I’m interested in how we have a memory of texture – the feel of flaking […]



Landscapes As the work develops, I’m wanting to involve elements of walking round a quarry landscape in the work that will show at Aspex. These images from the area immediately around Aspex, show landscapes that resonate with […]

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The Death App

My pal Max recently shared a facebook post linking to the death app: ” Just imagine having your name engraved on a tombstone complete with the year of your birth and year of […]