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Jason Thomson - Sculptor

Contact name: Jason Thomson
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over 7 years
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Maker's bio

I'm a figurative artist who employs a wide range of carving skills to shape wooden artworks -often to commission. As a small boy I dragged a tree from the river - split it with an axe and carved a mask from it, using a sharpened screwdriver. I have better tools now. I carve huge trees, wall relief panels and intricate handheld sculptures. Encouraging people, through workshops, to confidently use hand tools is an enjoyable and natural accompaniment to my own sculptural interests.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Sculpture Club, Wednesday Evenings in Sheffield, with sculptor Jason Thomson
6 evenings
Next date: 29th May 2024
8 places left
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Woodcarving with Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.
1 day
Next date: 16th Jun 2024
2 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
18 Mar 24'

Graham Mason reviewed: Woodcarving with Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"The instructor, Jason, was very helpful and very skilled. He gave excellent advice and individual instructions - allowing each participant to achieve a good result. The course was very enjoyable and taught me some new skills that I can use again and again."

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

"Thank you for your review Graham- lovely to have yourself and the other students in my studio - getting to grips with the nitty gritty of woodcarving and summoning up a diverse range of sculptures with hand tools."

26 Jan 24'

Benjy Curzon-Jones reviewed: Woodcarving with Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"An excellent day learning a new skill! Jason is a very talented artist and was very welcoming to his studio that he shares with his wife. He has a wide variety of works displayed around his studio, or which he talked through briefly at the beginning. I'd seen a fair few dotted around Sheffield prior to the course and not realised they were his! After a quick intro, we picked out wood and started sketching ideas about what to make. Jason was on hand to help with suggestions about what would work well and what wouldn't. We then had a brief run through of the tools and techniques, and off we went. Wood carving is a fascinating process as you start to work the wood more and more and see your creation emerge chip-by-chip. The day flew by as I was fully engrossed in the process. I'd even bought a few basic tools when back home so I can continue to hone my skills. All in all this was a brilliant experience in a relaxed setting with a friendly tutor who encouraged you to try anything you could think of, and have fun doing it. Thanks a lot Jason!"

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

"Hi Benjy wow -what a fantastic review and thank you for it and your own energetic input to an exciting day of wildly diverse woodcarving mini projects. Great working with green birch too!"

23 Oct 23'

Barbara reviewed: Woodcarving with Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"It was very enjoyable. Jason demonstrated first and then we got to work on our own project. As there were only two of us, we were lucky to have plenty of support. Well done Jason and many thanks for an informative and constructive day "

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

"Lovely working with you and what an energetic day was had. Great to see your leaf carving emerge."

23 Oct 23'

Bev Smith reviewed: Woodcarving with Jason Thomson sculptural woodcarving with hand tools, eccentric whittling courses, Sheffield.

"Fantastic day. Jason is knowledgeable and guides you throughout the day. I wanted to push myself and try something with a lot of detail. Jason was encouraging and didn't try to dissuade me, he was very supportive. I didn't think I would make anything so complex for a beginner, it was great. I would definitely recommend this course."

Jason Thomson - Sculptor responded:

"It was great working with you and thanks for taking on board my encouragement. Great seeing your delight in the tiny teeth details and for putting your all into it!"

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