After receiving his Masters of Fine Art at the University of California at Davis in 1985, Tony began working as a professional artist in ceramic sculpture. His main interest has been in large-scale humorous figurative ceramic sculpture. In undergraduate and graduate school he was fortunate to have studied at the University of California Davis’ TB9 ceramic studio with the artist that put figurative ceramic sculpture on the map, Robert Arneson. Since then, he has been showing in galleries and museums around the world and has been commissioned to do several public and private sculptures in bronze, fiberglass and ceramic. Tony maintains a studio in Sacramento, California.
For the past five years he has been Exhibition Coordinator of the Coker Family Gallery at Blue Line Arts.