Tom, a Professor of Art, has been teaching art at Mercyhurst University for the past 32 years and was the Director of the Art Department from 1992 to 2001 and Chair of the Art Department from 2003 to 2008. His resume includes 15 awards in national and regional exhibitions including the Pennsylvania Council of Arts Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts/Mid-Atlantic Art Foundation Regional Fellowship. His decorative whiteware vessel forms are wheel thrown and handbuilt. Some pieces have wood additions to provide an organic contrast to the slick highly graphic ceramic surfaces. For more information, visit his website.