Tommy Cudmore started his artistic career using acrylic -a clear plastic material that shares certain attributes with glass. Eventually realizing acrylic has limitations which glass does not he applied to Sheridan College. After his first year at Sheridan he demonstrated the skills, which he had learned to acquire a residency at “The Red Barns” glass studio in Picton, Ontario.
Following his second year of education at Sheridan Tommy moved to Campbell River, British Columbia to work at “Tideline Gallery” as a lampworker and furnace blower. There he gained a new appreciation for glass, and the studio environment. After returning to Ontario, he continues to make glass, with his own unique, sense of style.