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About Tom Spina Designs

Tom Spina Designs, Inc. specializes in creating custom statues, sculpture, mannequins, unique themed furniture and decor, and the restoration and display of film props and costumes.

Our artists have a wide range of talents and can offer everything from portrait sculpture, busts & masks to custom fabricated statues, signs, furniture, decor and theme props of all sizes or even entire themed rooms and home theaters.

From realistic wax museum style mannequins, to bronze busts, to giant carved foam characters or environments, TSD can help bring your vision to life.

We have also done groundbreaking work preserving and restoring television & film props and foam latex costumes and masks.  Our unique techniques make use of archival quality materials and our signature balanced approach to restoration maintains the integrity of these important artifacts of film history, making us the go-to source for those looking for conservators for their precious collections.

For the collector looking to show off their otherwise difficult to display items like original movie props, film wardrobe and or masks, look no further. TSD can design and create custom mannequins, themed or museum style displays that will make your pieces of film history shine!

The company made internet waves with our infamous Han Solo in Carbonite Desk and has become known for our authentic recreation of Star Wars characters for Volkswagen’s 2012 Super Bowl commercial as well as our work with Walt Disney Imagineering, Sideshow Collectibles, Six Flags and others.

Best of all, our custom sculpture and display services are available to everyone. We create our artwork for businesses, home theaters, museums, restaurants, themed attractions, haunts and even private collectors.

What can we create for you?

Original Star Wars Muftak Costume restoration
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About Our Artists

Our artists have an incredible array of talents and experience. Together, their contributions make TSD’s work extraordinary!

Tom Spina

Company Founder

Sculptor, company founder and the creative vision behind all of our projects. Tom's life-long passion for movie props and mask making led to his pioneering work in the field of movie prop restoration.

    Richard Riley


    After meeting in the late 90's, Rich and Tom have collaborated on countless projects. Rich's unique approach to foam carving, clever use of materials and ingenious creative solutions help make our projects special.

      Patrick Louie


      Pat's wide range of skills have made him a fixture at our NY studio, where he takes the lead on all manner of sculpture, restoration and display projects.

        Melissa Dooley

        Office Coordinator

        Our office coordinator, Melissa is the first person most folks talk or email with when starting a project with us. She happens to be a talented artist too and often lends a hand in the studio!

          Maria Teran


          A talented artist and painter with a particular skill for original movie prop conservation and restoration, Maria works with us in our NY studio.

            Steven Richter


            A sculptor and fabricator with a talent for likeness work, Steve attended SVA and now works in our NY studio.

              Christine Richter

              Customer Service & Shipping

              Responsible for client care and coordinating the careful packing and shipping of valuable artifacts, Christine is also often found creating with our crew in the studio!

                Megan Oliveri


                The newest member of our New York studio team, Megan attended Makeup Designory in NYC and was hired after a very successful internship.

                  ADDITIONAL TSD ARTISTS
                  Brian Lewis

                  A talented and detail-oriented sculptor with years of experience in the field of toy and product design. His life-sized sculpting work reflects the same keen eye.

                  Casey Wong

                  A makeup effects artist and on-set creature wrangler during video work, Casey’s also an experienced restoration artist who’s helped us on a number of projects.

                  Lonnie Hale

                  An experienced mold-maker who’s skills in molding and casting a variety of materials have contributed to several great projects here at TSD.

                  Rich Krusell

                  A New York makeup effects artist who’s lent his prosthetic, sculpting and mold-making skills and expertise to several projects over the years.

                  SPECIAL THANKS

                  We’d also like to thank the following people for all of their contributions, assistance and support:

                  Theresa Spina, Michelle Nyree, Todd Rex, Gordon Tarpley, Bill Tarpley, Mike Thomas, Robb DeNicola, John Ciarlone, Tom Potter, Anthony Steiner, Kitty Herbert, Howard Senft, Kelly Decambre, Art Andrews, Jake Anderson, Billy Barkhurst, Mike Fontana, Mike Morello, Tyler Ham, Steve Smith, Steve Abbananto, Dave Delisle, Don Bies and crew at White Room Artifacts

                  …and all of the other artists, vendors, interns and craftsmen who’ve contributed so much to our work!