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Thomas grew up in Switzerland, where he was born in 1973.

In 1996 he moved to the United States to study Fine Arts at the San Francisco State University. He graduated in 2001 with a BFA in Sculpture and relocated back to Switzerland to continue his work as an independent glassmaker and educator. Since then, he has worked in many different glass studios  and gained work experience in Murano, Italy.

 

His work is being exhibited in Europe and the United States and is in the collection of the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu and the Museum of Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne. He currently divides his time between making his own work and collaborating with other artists and designers.

In 2020 he founded Open Glass Studio, a community-oriented and public-access facility, with his partner Nicole Kleiner.

 

He speaks German, French, Italian and English.