Thomas Mann has been an active participant in the contemporary American craft movement for the past forty years as an artist, gallery owner, instructor and lecturer. He describes himself as an artist working in the medium of jewelry and sculpture. The primary design vocabulary which he employs in the making of jewelry objects combines industrial aesthetics and materials with evocative romantic themes and imagery. He calls this design system Techno.Romantic. Though it is not the only design mode in which he works, it is the one for which he and his work is best known. Thomas Mann lives and works in New Orleans where he oversees a jewelry design & production studio, a jewelry & metalsmithing workshop studio, a sculpture studio, and thomas mann gallery i/o.
Listen to Diane Mack's 2012 interview with Thomas Mann here