• Thomas grew up in France where he was exposed at a young age to woodworking and blacksmith while hanging around at his great uncles (Italian immigrants) shop in Paris.

  • He studied guitar making and tool making during 3 years with Daniel Stickel, who learned with Geza Burghardt, Michael Dunn and in Spain with Jose Romanillos. Thomas then went on to study 2 years violin and viola making with Michael Altshuler, who learned in Russia with Denis Yarovoy (who in his time studied in Italy).

  • During the past 10 years Thomas continued to learn with the great relationship of other Luthiers such as Ron Melnechenko, Christophe Grellier, Darren Hippner and David Webber.

  • He mostly focus on arched instrument like jazz archtop guitars.

  • While he is not working at his shop. Thomas lectures in Industrial Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design as well as in Kinetic Architecture at the University of Oregon and in Jewellery Art and Design at Vancouver Community College.