Cheryl Ann Thomas graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 1982, and she lives and works in California. Having studied as a painter, and worked as a grade school teacher for several years, Thomas emerged as a ceramic sculptor in the late 1990s. Her ceramic sculptures have been featured in recent international group shows in Paris and Japan, as well as in the 2009 World Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition and World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, Korea. Thomas has shown her artwork in several solo exhibitions throughout California, and in New York and New Mexico. Her ceramics are included in the collections of the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, among many others.