Peter Thomas, a native of Montreal, obtained his first art degree at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland in 1964. He continued his post graduate work in Scotland before moving to California to obtain his Masters of Fine Art, with ceramic major and printmaking minor, in 1967.
Since that time, Peter has dedicated his career to creating imaginative and innovative ceramics as well as working extensively as an educator and a consultant. His earthenware ceramics have exhibited in numerous private and public galleries throughout Canada. A selected list would include: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, N.S., the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario, the New Brunswick Crafts Council Gallery in Fredericton, N.B., as well as curated juried exhibitions in Scotland, England and the U.S.
Peter has been a consultant and teacher of Design and Ceramics at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design since 1984. He also taught Art Education at the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Recently, he was the Chair of the Professional Development Committee for CHRC covering training issues in cultural sector and involvement in the development of the Sectoral Council Interprovincial Network.
Peter Thomas was the recipient of the Canada/New Brunswick Volunteer of the Year award in 2001. He has also received a Creation Grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board and a travel grant from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation.