Tom Ball

Thomas Ball is a freelance carver specialising in ornamental woodcarving.

Originally training as a technical illustrator and model maker, Tom moved his focus to working in wood and studied Woodcarving & Gilding at City & Guilds of London Art School between 2005 – 2008.

Since this time, Tom has worked extensively within the field of carving and restoration, working for many of the country’s top conservation companies. This has provided Tom with a great opportunity to develop an understanding and a sensitivity for working within many period styles, as well as building a high level of competence for working with valuable and often fragile historic objects. Recent projects include the removal, repair and re-gilding of the entire carved ceiling at Lincoln College Chapel Oxford, restoration of Grinling Gibbons carving at Trinity College Chapel Oxford and  carving and gilding the main canopy columns for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Alongside this work, Tom also runs his own carving workshop in the National Trust village of Coleshill where he is currently working alongside members of the National Trust team to develop courses for their upcoming craft skills centre.


LinkedIn: thomas-ball-09028058

Instagram: @tomball_carving


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