Author / Thomas Hawson
Thomas Hawson, b. 1973 Lincolnshire, lives and works in Scottish Borders since 1997. From a self-converted rural mill, Thomas has been working with wood, bronze, ceramics, drawing and film photography. His works range from art happenings or actions, installations for the gallery and the landscape to drawings and photography. Themes include the differences between the rural and urban experience, how we learn through experience and how and what we learn from our ancestors. With a practice-based PhD in Icelandic craftsmanship and making culture, completed in 2006, he set the foundations for a considered view of our making heritage, which remains a muse in its self, and the starting point for his art.