Tom Lollar is an internationally renowned ceramist and professor of fine arts whose work is represented in a number of public, corporate and private collections. He grew up in Detroit, and was educated at Western Michigan University, where he earned his bachelors and masters degrees in sculpture, ceramics and art history.
Having taught ceramics and sculpture since 1975 at prestigious institutions such as Parsons School of Design in New York, he is currently on the faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University. He has received several top-tier honors in the field, including the post of visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, a fellowship at the Salzburg Seminar, a fellowship at Jugendstil Design in Austria and the prestigious Waldo-Sangren Award for Contemporary Ceramics in England.
His work has been featured in gallery exhibitions at Tiffany & Co. NY, Columbia University as well as in the collections of The Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt Museum, The Museum of Art and Design, and The Karlin Collection in Boston. Mr. Lollar has been widely covered in the international arts press, including interviews in Art & Auction magazine, and The New York Sun.