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Thomas Hoadley, creator of the "Brown Florentine Bowl" in the Bailey Collection of Contemporary Ceramics, is a master of the Japanese art of Nerikomi. In 1979 when our Mystery Pot 34 was made, Thomas Hoadley had completed a degree in Studio Art from Amherst College, traveled extensively in Europe, apprenticed with Karatsu style wood fired potter Malcolm Wright, and completed a Masters degree in Ceramics from Illinois State University. The young family moved to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts after graduate school and Thomas set up his own pottery studio.