Currently Thomas is an assistant professor of ceramics at Florida Atlantic University. He recently finished a residency at Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan, from which an article in La Ceramica magazine (v.29) was published. Thomas has earned a PhD from the University of Sunderland and an MFA from West Virginia University. His artwork most recently is an investigation into the ability of clay and ceramic to capture haptic experience. Thomas remarks, "These days my work most frequently includes searching for that most elusive of themes, wonder".