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September 23, 2011


Horseshoe Art

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

We recently came across some amazing artwork by sculptor, Tom Hill.  He uses recycled horseshoes to create his one-of-a-kind pieces.  Although his website is very understated, Mr. Hill has a great story and even better art.

TOM HILL BIOGRAPHY (taken from his website):

“Tom Hill is a 26 year-old self-taught sculptor who for the last 3 years has been working with recycled horseshoes to create life-size animal sculptures. Tom utilizes a gas forge, anvil and hammer as well as various welding techniques to heat and shape the horseshoes to create his sculptures.

Tom has created a wide range of sculptures such as hedgehogs, squirrels, ducks, herons, swans, pigs, hares, badgers, dogs, lions, cheetahs, stags, camels, horses and elephants, all of which are life size.

During May 2006 Tom exhibited at the Living Crafts at Hatfield House from which he received many orders and commissions including one from Lady Salisbury (from Hatfield House) for two life sized elephants for her husband’s birthday.

These were delivered in September 2006 and are now on display with their new baby elephant in their private garden at Hatfield House. They were featured on BBC London News, Three Counties Radio and in the local newspaper.

To date much of Tom’s work has been sold in England with some pieces going to Italy and Ireland. Tom also has plans to create some sculptures using stainless and has started a small amount of work with copper.

Tom has an ambition to create a 30ft rearing horse made from horseshoes, but he is just looking for the right place for it to be exhibited.”

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  1. Rhoda Galgiani
    Sep 27 2011

    Beautiful artwork. Ingenious work with the horseshoe!!! I received your photo’s in an email and was so impressed that I posted the picture of the Cougar on my poetry website dedicated to animals along with your name for credit. Thank you for your wonderful work…

    Rhoda Galgiani, Poet
    Long Island, NY


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