|Thomas Merrett is a London based sculptor. He originally trained at City and Guilds of London Art School between 2005/08 and has taken on a number of architectural sculpture commissions throughout the UK. After receiving a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Thomas moved to Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art. Whilst there he had the opportunity to study from the live model enhancing his skills in drawing and modelling of the human form. Thomas finds working in clay the best medium for developing ideas for his sculpture before converting them in to Marble, stone or Bronze. He was awarded the Founders Sculpture Prize by the Worshipful Company of Founders in 2016 and has recently completed his three figure sculpture 'Flight'. He teaches drawing and carving part-time at City & Guilds of London Art School. Through his work Thomas aims to create a unique interpretation of the subject in front of him rather than just a skilful replication of their likeness.