Tom Eckert received his M.F.A. degree from Arizona State University, with advanced study at California State University at Northridge. He uses a wide variety of woodworking techniques in his sculptural pieces, including laminating, bending, carving, turning and painting. Exhibited in over 170 national and international exhibitions since 1966, his work is displayed throughout the United States and was part of the Craft in America traveling exhibition.
Internationally, his work has been published in the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Austria, Australia, China, South Korea, Holland, Iran , Israel and Germany. His numerous publications include Scientific American - Mind, Studio Furniture, American Craft, Art Space, and Fine Woodworking. His many commissions include McDonald’s Corporation, OSI Industries, Arizona Governor's Award, and Apple Computer Inc.