Student Profile: Toby Stratmann

How long have been at TBSSS? 
I’ve been coming to Tom Bass since 2015.

Where do you travel from each week?
I’m a freelancer so I come after work from various places around Sydney. When coming from home, it’s Balmain.

What do you do when you’re not sculpting?
I work in film/TV as a producer and editor. I make little videos for fun on the side. I ride my bike (named Catalina) everywhere and walk my dog (named Aster) everywhere. Sometimes I do both at the same time. My wife Cas & I like to take the Kayak out and explore Sydney Harbour and talk about politics.

What made you take up sculpting?
My friend Allison Garoza roped me into sculpture class in 2015 when we were both working at channel 7, just down the road. Thought it’d be fun for 6 months but I haven’t missed a semester since. I love it!

Tell us about what you’re working on currently…
I’m currently working on a Corgi God. It’s a present for a friend of mine who loves Corgi dogs. It’s kind of like a Hindu god with multiple arms (think Ganesh) holding paraphernalia relating to my friend’s life. It’s clay and I’m gonna to cast it in concrete so it can sit in my friend’s front yard. Or if he doesn’t like it, way down in the backyard!

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