Thomas Bosse combines traditional metalsmithing practice with the principles of relational aesthetics in order to produce work that catalogues the inception and life of handmade metal objects. By keeping intricate records of the process through detailed logs, video, and tool inventories, he documents the labor and time involved in realizing these objects. In this way, he seeks to bridge the gap between object and maker and inspire thought about the role of the handmade in today's society. Bosse has shown his work in numerous galleries across the United States and has received several awards, including the Tom Hollingsworth research grant. Bosse is originally from Florence, SC and received his MFA from the University of Georgia and a BA in Art Education from Winthrop University. He currently resides in Columbia, SC, where he continues to make and teach.