Royal College of Art Product Design graduate Thomas Vaughan established Object Studio, specialising in the design and fabrication of contemporary furniture and sculpture, in 2009.
High-end work for designers and artists enabled Thomas to develop advanced craft methods that push materials to their limits and equip his workshop to realise his own designs. Having created ways to manipulate wood into complex sculptural forms, he is looking to achieve similar results in metals.
“The QEST Howdens Scholarship is an opportunity to work with experts in foundries such as East Coast Castings, New Pro Foundry and WH Rowe to design and make a collection of cast metal furniture. I also plan to turn this experience into an exhibition and university lectures.”