Tom Adams' last cat up for charity auction

Posted on 14 February 2008 by Jon

Jonathan Newdick, the sculptor who created many of the Tom Adams cats, has kindly donated the last cat commissioned by Tom to the Lord Mayor of York to be auctioned at the Valentine’s Ball on Saturday, February 16th, 2008.

The cat was commissioned to adorn the new flats at the location of the F. R. Stubbs building. We’d love to have seen the cat in pride of place on the new flats, but it’s great to see that the cat is going to a good cause – two good causes in fact! The proceeds from the auction will be shared between the Lord Mayor’s and Sheriff’s Charities, the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society and Martin House Children’s Hospice. I’m sure Tom would be happy to see his and Jonathan’s work continue to be part of what he used to call “the magic fabric of York”.

We’ve had a lot of interest in the cats through the website – a lot of people looking to get their own statuettes. So, you can expect quite a lot of interest in the auction!

For people who’d like to see more of Jonathan’s work, get along to this year’s York Open Studios, which is on April 4th, 5th and 6th. Jonathan will be taking part in the event and showing bronze versions of his cats in his studio. We used to visit as many studios as we could get to when we used to live in York. We can highly recommend it – there’s a lot of very talented artists in York.