A North Carolina native, Tim was born in the heart of tobacco country near Winston-Salem. In 2003 he graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Applications and minors in English and Religious Studies, while completing an internship at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design. Tim remained in Raleigh following graduation and was commissioned to photograph and document the Gregg Museums’ extensive art collection until another commission brought him to Seagrove, NC, this time to photograph The Remarkable Potters of Seagrove: The Folk Pottery of a Legendary North Carolina Community by Dr. Charlotte V. Brown.
While in Seagrove, Tim helped build and fire several large wood kilns with potters such as David Stuempfle and Daniel Johnston. After two years of immersive study in the regional ceramic culture, he returned to Raleigh and to work with the North Carolina Museum of History, while continuing his ceramics studies in his spare time. In 2009, Tim left the museum to pursue a full-time studio practice, completing workshops at Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In 2011, Tim was a resident artist at the Cub Creek Creek Foundation in Appomattox, Virginia, and in 2012 was an artist-in-residence at the Mendocino Art Center in Northern California where he currently resides.