Thomas Sayre is a Raleigh-based painter and sculptor. He also co-founded the design firm Clearscapes. He has been sculpting and welding since high school at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. A Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he graduated in 1973 with a double B.A. in English and fine arts. After his studies with sculptor Robert Howard at UNC, Sayre was sculptor-in-residence at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for three years and spent one of those years also studying at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He then served as a designer for PUSH (Play Units for the Severely Handicapped), a program begun in the mid-1970s as a non-profit national project of Pi Kappa PHi franternity. He returned to North Carolina in 1976. Work by Sayre can be found across the world. More details are available on his website.
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