Jim Thomas, Artist
Jim Thomas
(as seldom seen - in a suit)

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Bronze Longhorn sculpture life sizeThomas 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 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; and 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. 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.┬áCollege 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.

Custom Ipe doors
Trial installation of the Ipe (Brazilian Walnut) wood entry door at the studio with the installation steel surround with the Ipe jambs and header to insure that everything fits before installation at the job site. Custom remodel by Ada Corral of Lineaarch Architects for Westlake, Austin, Texas home.

Ipe doors in progress

Westlake Ipe entry door with tongue and groove seams and reveals for solid glass lite inserts.
Bloch Plaza      Vietnam War Memorial Sculpture      A&M Class ring plaque      Tree of Life