Favero writes about Tom's pots: "To each and drink from them is to enter a terrain of pleasure and exploration, in pursuit, enroute to satisfaction. ... The obvious, fundamental action of Tom's work - the erasure of the boundary between pots and who we are -- he left us to experience ourselves. ... "A master potter because there was no boundary between his palm, his belly, his heart, and the clay, Tom died of a heart attack quickly, with the suddenness of a cup departing when it falls from the hand."
The article appears in The Studio Potter, Summer/Fall 2010, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp 12-15. www.studiopotter.org/ Photocopies of the article are posted in the Art and Applied Design Department office and in the Ceramics studio in Building 11 on the main campus of Lane Community College.