tom maley

This artist accepts commissions

Mediums Used

Tom Maley is multi talented and skilful artist who uses his imagination and his background in the industrial north to create powerful images from a variety of materials, often with a touch of humour, but always with the punch of a pile driver.

Tom Maley is a self taught sculptor, designer and architect with a background in mechanical design. Work is based on the human figure but will often contain contemporary mechanical elements to further illustrate and develop a given subject or idea.

Sculptures by tom maley



The impetus for my work lies in design and build, whether that be; sculptural, architectural or engineering.

My father encouraged his children to pursue their talents and encouraged me to believe that I could do anything if I was determined enough. He was a talented sculptor in his own right but was more interested in teaching others how to develope their own talents and so I started sculpting as a child mostly copying what my father was doing, the best way to learn.

As a young boy I would sketch recreationally, perhaps the most pivotal moment for me being the discovery of the drawings of Michelangelo and Leonardo.

Although my drawing talents were acknowledged during my teens by various art teachers, I decided not to pursue a formal art education, choosing a career in design engineering. This allowed me to develop the all round skills of the renaissance artists I so admired. I thus continued on a self taught basis with my artistic studies.

In my early years I continued to draw and started to carve stone, but my sculpting really began when I discovered modelling with clay.

The clay modelling became an obsession with me and I very quickly started producing portraits. I was soon producing life-size figures modelled, moulded and cast. This resulted in several civic commissions and lead to my first solo exhibition.
Present projects include my ongoing `Pop Art` series entitled `The Return of 1carus` and future projects will include the `Launderette` a contemporary take on Supernatural Delusion.

Public Works

Commissions and Projects:- (1993-Present)

Growler Bronze - Jaguar Cars.

Jimi Hendrix Bronze for the Newcastle Guitar Festival.
Jackie Milburn Bronze Bust for Woodhorn Colliery Museum.
Jackie Milburn Bronze Statue for Woodhorn Colliery Exhibition.
Jackie Milburn Bronze Statue - at St James` Park, Newcastle.
Sir John Hall Bronze Bust for Wynyard Hall.
`Icarus` Bronze and Stainless steel fantasy - private commission.
Wilf Mannion Bronze Statue, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough Football Club.

`Transition` - Stainless steel Obelisk, Ford Motor Co. Middlesbrough
Josephine Butler Bronze Statue, Glendale Gateway Trust, Wooler.
Unknown Soldier - Bronze Statue - Ashington War Memorial - Royal British Legion and Wansbeck District Council.
Sir Frank Atkinson - Bronze Bust - Founder Beamish Museum.

Garden Sculptures - for Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie Robson.

Trevor Bennett Statue - Bronze statue for Leicester County Cricket club.

Sir Bobby Robson - Larger than lifesize Bronze Bust for Newcastle United Football Club.
Alan Shearer and Jackie Milburn statues - 12 feet high Bronze Statues for Newcastle United Football Club (work in progress).
Robin of Pegswood - 36 feet high landmark Sculpture for Bothal Estates.
Ellington Mining Memorial - Bronze Statue - Ellington Colliery.

Public Acquisitions
Private Commission:- 2003 - Icarus flighted fantasy.


This artists work is found in the following categories on site:
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues Corporate Sculptures Mythical Legendry Folk Lore Sculptures Public Art Sculpture Celebrity and Star Sculptures Footballers Football Players Soccer Rugger and Rugby Players sculpture statue statuettes Portrait sculptures/Commission or Bespoke or Customised sculptures Conceptual Art Sculptures statues often Large or Monumental Abstract Art Figurative Public Art Sculptures Human Figurative Sculptures Social Comment sculpture statue statuette Fantasy sculpture or Statue Installation Sculpture Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette Steampunk Anachronism Victorian Spaceage sculpture Historical Character statues/sculptures Military, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines Airmen and Military Equipment Sculptures of Sport in General Human and Animal sculptures Pop Art Sculpture Satirical sculptures statues statuettes Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue Fountains, Water Features and Cascades Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures Happiness/Joy/Exuberance/Wild Pleasure sculpture Sensual sculptures or statues Male Men Youths Masculine statues sculptures statuettes figurines Nudes/ Male Sculpture Torsos Sculptures or Chests Animals at Play Sculptures Bronze Garden sculpture Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines Indoor figurative sculpture Wart Hogs Wild Boars sculptures and statues Icarus sculptures statues statuettes Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary


This artists work is found in the following tags on site:
F1 bronze statue Formula 1 sculpture lion shark sculpture motorsport dynamic artwork mythical fantasy sculpture Singapore Merlion sculpture theme park sculpture Alan Shearer Footballer sculpture Alan Shearer sculpture bronze Alan Shearer sculpture Bronze Footballers Bronze Sportsman Commission sculpture Commission Local Hero statue Famous Football Star Commission statue Famous Footballer Commission sculpture bronze and stainless steel bronze Figurative sculpture coal miner sculpture heroic bronze sculpture Stainless steel sculpture automotive metal sculpture Fantasy bronze sculpture Horse Power bronze Sea-horse bronze statue Steampunk metal sculpture bronze Soldier sculpture Commission Commemorative Soldier statue Commission Memorial statue Commission Serviceman Memorial sculptures Life Size bronze Soldier sculpture Life Size Bronze Soldier statue Soldier sculpture Bobby Robson sculpture Bobby Robson statue Commission Football Icon Art statue Commission Public Hero statue Football Icon Commemorative sculpture Football Star sculpture Football Trainer sculpture Sir Bobby Robson sculpture Sir Bobby Robson statue automotive bronze sculpture dynamic bronze sculpture Lamborghini bronze sculpture motorsport bronze trophy Mythical bronze sculpture Bronze Garden Water features Bronze Life-Size Nude statues Bronze Nude Female Fountains Bronze Nude Girl Fountain statues Human Figurative Fountain sculptures Naked Girl Fountain statues Nubile Nude Fountain sculptures Nude Female Fountain sculptures Big Male Garden sculptures Bronze Human Nude Torso sculpture Bronze Nude Figurative sculptures Garden Nude statues Life Size Nude Male sculptures Nude Life Size Male statues Nude Male Torsos sculptures Nude Man & Machine statues sculpture of Nude Men Bronze Motorbike sculpture Bronze Warthog Sculpture Harley Davidson dealerships Harley Davidson sculpture Harley Owners Group Hog bronze statue Landmark bronze sculpture Motorsport bronze statue bronze Icarus sculpture bronze Nude Icarus sculptures bronze Nude Icarus statues Contemporary Nude Male sculptures Icarus in modern Guise statues Life Size Muscular Male statues Metal sculptures of Icarus sculptures of Nude Men statue of Naked Icarus