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Thomas Craggs

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Sculptor Thomas Craggs
Winning APF Competition Piece - 2008

About Thomas Craggs

Having learnt the use of chainsaws and tree felling, I have learnt a lot about trees and types of wood etc. I started carving, using my skills with the chainsaw, and my interest in art from my school years.
Sculptor Thomas Craggs
Tennessee Fairy in progress - 2008

Exhibition History of Thomas Craggs

17th April- Harperly Hotel, Tanfield, Co Durham
18-19th April- South Park, Darlington, Co Durham
Cragside House, Rothbury, Northumberland
2nd-3rd May- Hampshire
8th-9th May- Washington Wetlands, Tyne and Wear
4-5-6th June- Wales Woodfest
12-13 June- Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, Co Durham
28-29-30th August- English Open chainsaw Comp- Cheshire
4th-5th Sep- Wolsingham Show, Co Durham
23-24-25th Sep- APF Chainsaw Carving Comp- Staffordshire

Wales Woodfest - 2008

Biography / CV of Thomas Craggs

Having learnt the use of chainsaws and tree felling, I have learnt a lot about trees and types of wood etc.
I started carving, using my skills with the chainsaw, and my interest in art from my school years.

Wales Woodfest - 2008

Artist Statement of Thomas Craggs

I have now found the art form for which I am now practising and love the art of chainsaw carving wood sculptures. All my carvings are made from trees which have either fell naturally or need to be felled for woodland management purposes.
I see the trees come back to life in my artistic struggle working against the grain, with all of the beauty of the wood showing through.
Please dont hesitate to contact me.

Awards and Prizes of Thomas Craggs

1st Place APF Chainsaw Carving Competition 2008

Price Range of Work

Thomas Craggs's work has a price range from £3,334 to £5,000

Mediums utilised

Thomas Craggs's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Thomas Craggs's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (4)
Carved Wood Sculptures (4)
Fantasy sculpture or Statue (3)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (3)
Site Specific Sculptures or Statues (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Fairies Imps Trolls Gnomes Pixies Elves Goblins Hobgoblins Leprechauns Gremlins Elfs statuettess figurines Sculptures Statues (2)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Green Man (and Green Woman)Faces, Busts, Heads, Torsos
Objets Trouve or Found Objects Sculptures or Statues
Architectural Sculptures
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