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Thomas Studio & Foundry specializes in designing, sculpting, casting, and fabricating fine public and private art including architectural art, liturgical art, fabrications, and casting bronze sculpture for other artists.
Since 1968, Jim Thomas has worked as an art bronze fondeur and sculptor. Thomas
has a small foundry and fabrication shop with skilled artisans. Larger casting and sculpture projects include the 5-story "Tree of Life" sculpted brick park in Cleveland, Ohio; the full scale cast bronze Chisholm Trail Commemorative park in Round Rock, Texas; the three-figure 12' cast bronze Vietnam Memorial by Tony Pham for a park in Bellaire - Houston, Texas; and six full scale cast bronze longhorn sculptures in Houston, Ft. Worth, El Paso, San Antonio, Abilene and Round Rock.
Recent large cast bronze sculptures include the Doc Peters Memorial at the Round Rock City Hall Plaza, the Coach Jim Mallon Memorial at the Southwest University baseball stadium in Georgetown, Texas (sculpted and cast by son James Shelby Thomas assisted by Bryan Vincent). Additional new large bronzes and architectural art include a scale and fourth Axis buck and doe for the entrance to the Mullen Ranch guest house at Mountain Home, Texas; the Jim Mallon Memorial at the Southwestern University baseball stadium in Georgetown, Texas; a half-scale Mountain Lion for the entry foyer at the new Cy-Fair Elementary School in Houstin, Texas;and a custom steel and Ipe (Brazilian Walnut) entry and door for a Westlake, Texas residence. Recent large cast bronzes by other artists (see Foundry) include the six enlarged cast bronze Texas A&M Class Rings on display at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Jim Thomas is a nationally published artist with numerous professional art association memberships, including Texas Society of Sculptors,Guild of Austin Architectural Artisans, Diocese of Austin. Among the many awards won, Thomas is a three-time "Gold Medalist" of the Texas Cowboy Artist Association. College training in earth sciences, chemistry, and metallurgy, combined with more than 43 years professional team experience with architects, engineers, government and private public art administrators are a foundation for his years of professional sculpting, art foundry, and metal fabrications experience.