Thomas Stoll

Course Attended: Arts and Culture

I was ready to change my life, travel and learn new skills. I knew New Zealand has a strong carving tradition and found just what I wanted at TPP. The carving programme offers a good mix of design and art, practical work and business skills.

Carving is my passion and carving hard stone opens a new world of expression. Every stone has a unique structure and I’m learning to work in harmony with the character of the stone to create each piece, to adapt my designs to reflect the intrinsic beauty of the material being used. It’s endlessly fascinating.