Tim grew up in Mid Coast Maine in the small lobstering village of Owls Head. The texture of the rocky coast-line and rich personalities of the hardworking community have continuously been strong influences on his work.
Tim attended the University of Maine where he studied Studio Arts with a minor in Education. During this time he worked for a local production potter, where his passion for wheel throwing was indelibly sparked. Tim was enthralled at how a cylinder could grow and then expand out into beautiful volumetric forms.
In 2000, Tim graduated from the University of Southern Maine, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Ceramics. He then moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics at The George Washington University (GWU), where he graduated with honors in 2003.