Thomas Hoadley received his BA from Amherst College and his MS in Ceramics from Illinois State University in Normal. In 1978 his worked was represented in a show called "Young Americans: Clay/Glass" at the Tucson Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary American Crafts in New York City. Since then, he's taken part in a number of Solo and Group shows.
His work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Henry Ford Community College. Two 1994 books feature his art: The Complete Potter: Porcelain and Contemporary Porcelain.