About Thomas Appleton

Thomas Appleton portrait

Thomas Appleton is a contemporary maker working with stone. He trained formally as a lettercutter and a stonemason, and his work crosses the boundaries between art, design and craft, to explore our connection to stone and to champion its relevance.

Appleton is proud to be a Yeoman Mason of the Worshipful Company of Masons since 2009. And no, that’s not about handshakes and trouser legs, it’s about carrying on the skills of hand-crafted stonemasonry, which are centuries old. He Is committed to working with hand-tools throughout his making process. All work is drawn with a pencil. Letters are spaced by eye. Carving is with mallet and chisel.

Working with British stones that are older than dinosaurs, Thomas thrives on expanding what we expect of this ancient material.

More about Thomas can be found over on his website: www.thosworks.com