Gary Thomas



GARY THOMAS – ARTIST STATEMENT

Born and living in Western Australia for the past 60 years. I commenced crafting sculptures out of timber at an early age, but favoured teaching as a profession rather than becoming a career woodworker.

After studying and qualifying with a degree in Chemistry and a Diploma of Education,
I pursued my teaching career but was always not far away from my workshop.
I attended many “hands on” woodworking seminars and gradually built up my skills to a level where I could design and make small, fine furniture pieces as well as sculptures.

One thought that had always interested me was the construction of Victorian Rocking Horses. About ten years ago I commenced producing Horses and since then have had them purchased by interstate and overseas buyers.

I am now semi retired, so I have more time to design and construct items. I use mainly recycled jarrah timber, which is a hardwood native to the South West of Western Australia and not found anywhere else in the world.

I have an interest in preserving the environment, so wherever possible I use sustainable materials.

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Title : Rocking Horse – Palomino

Artist : Gary Thomas

Medium : Jarrah Swinger

Size : 1.35m x 0.54m x 1.09m

Price : $3,150

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Title : Rocking Horse – Dapple Grey

Artist : Gary Thomas

Medium : Blackbutt & Leather

Size : 1.34m x 0.43m x 1.02m

Price : SOLD

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Title : Rocking Horse – Chestnut

Artist : Gary Thomas

Medium : Jarrah & Jelutong

Size : 1.35m x 0.53m x 1.02m

Price : SOLD

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Title : Rocking Horse – Dapple Grey

Artist : Gary Thomas

Medium : Jarrah & Jelutong

Size : 1.35m x 0.53m x 1.02m

Price : SOLD

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