Tom is a Utah native and an avid outdoor enthusiast. River running and backpacking the beautiful Utah back country are favorites, and evident in his pottery creations. Tom began doing pottery in high school in 1977 and rediscovered his love of playing in the clay when he returned to college. While in college Tom obtained his degree in Therapeutic Recreation, this is a natural for Tom who wants to share with everyone how to find therapeutic value in the fun and simple beauty around us all. While in college he always found himself throwing pots. He can find no better therapy than playing in the clay and creating. In the summer of 2000 he also began doing metal work. This began by cutting metal to be combined with pottery faces, and expanded from there. In the fall of 2004 he began teaching pottery at Sugar Post Pottery and has found great enjoyment in sharing his gifts with others.