Born in 1945. From 1973 to 1974 Thomas studied at the California State University, Chico and graduated from the Claremont Graduate School, California (MFA: Sculpture, 1990). He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Hungary, the USA and has had a number of solo exhibitions since 1981. He has taught workshops and built kilns in the USA and Mexico. In 2005 he served on the board of directors for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and co-hosted the national conference in Portland, Oregon. Thomas is a Head of Ceramics Department at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.
The artist was a participant of the symposiums in 1991 and 1998.