Tommy Frank was born and raised in Florida. Tommy received his B.A. in Ceramics from Asbury University (KY) and his M.F.A in Ceramics from Bowling Green State University (OH). In between Tommy was awarded three residencies: Morean Center for Clay (FL), Archie Bray Foundation (MT) summer residency and Odyssey ClayWorks (NC). He also attended the post-baccalaureate program at the University of Florida before going to graduate school.