Thomas spent his youth exploring the woodlands of rural Essex making bows and arrows and treehouses. A passion for working hands-on and manipulating materials grew and developed at Braintree colleague, where talent was uncovered for working in plaster, through casting, forming and mostly caring solid blocks. These early works showed clear influence from the 20th-century masters of modernism – Moore,. Hepworth, Brancussi, Arp and Garbo – who Thomas discovered amongst the limited resources populating the shelves of the college library.
Norwich University of the Art were some of Thomas’ most formative years, providing the facilities, space, and time for him to develop his practice and for this passion of contemporary abstract forms to grow further.
Thomas has spent the past decade developing a diverse portfolio of sculpting and gaining invaluable experience in employment and The Sculpture Park, training with blacksmith Matt Livesey Hammond and as a sculptural model maker for Angela Conner. Major projects undertaken include public commissions for local authorities, a stunning set of highly contemporary automates gates for a private residence and most notably a 3m high bronze commissioned for the new Austin Rd Metro Station in Kowloon, Hong Kong.