Tom Evans was inspired by New England Craftsmanship at an early age and became interested in working with natural materials. A move to the Colorado Rockies further encouraged him to explore the arts. He started an apprenticeship in Ceramics and took jewelry making classes at the local community college. He was fortunate to attend workshops at Anderson Ranch outside of Aspen and absorb information from masters in several art forms while studying there.
Later at Arcosanti, he joined one of the early construction crews and worked under Paolo Soleri where he applied his knowledge of concrete and wood framing materials. He later moved to the Verde Valley where he studied stone cutting and worked with Environmental Realists Trading Company in Cottonwood. His love of ceramics and hiking in the Southwest deserts inspired him to start using petroglyph images on his pots and also on smaller clay objects. His petroglyph line of magnets, pins and pendants are found throughout the Southwest at gift shops, National and State Parks.
Clarkdale is the location where he chose to raise a family and build a home which included ceramic and jewelry studios. He has been a Made in Clarkdale artist for more than 20 years.