Tobias Ford is an award-winning internationally exhibiting sculptor, who sculpts using a self-developed technique consisting of welding steel fragments. Notable exhibitions include the Cotswold Sculpture Park, Tenjinyama Studios in `Japan, The Room Contemporary Art Gallery in Venice, Snape Maltings Gallery, Galloper Sands Gallery, Art for Cure, Doddington Hall Sculpture Show, Marks Hall Sculpture Show and the highly publicised community commission The Pakefield Man for The First Light Festival. He is the holder of the Netherton Prize for most promising young artist and is also founder of the acclaimed Colbert Forge.
I am primarily interested in capturing intention, movement, gait, balance and form in sculpture. Most of my work is figurative, inspired by the human and natural world; a small portion is abstract, playing with texture and material. I have a collection of life-size figures, small figurines, birds, and other animals. I usually build intuitively into 3d space through welding fragments and chunks creating an organic form with hints of Brutalist architecture.