Tom Kaufmann is musician, edutainer, musical instrument builder and a wire sculptor.
Amazingly and unlike other visual artists, Tom became a wire sculptor through an entirely auditory impetus. After seeing a wire wand that made a pleasant bell-like tone when tapped, he came up with the idea of making personalized wire name chimes that he called "Your Name Rings a Bell".
Once he had become adept at bending letters, he began experimenting with a variety of different shapes and three dimensional figures. He crafted a series of musicians, pianos, and a jumping Christmas tree. His 3D doodles evolved into mobiles, and now he creates fishes, birds and dancers that spin on an inverted wine glass.
Website: Tinker Tunes