Therman Statom was born in 1953 in Florida. Statom began his study of glass as an art medium at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, California in 1971.  He was awarded the BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 1974 and the MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute of Art and Design in 1978. His twenty-five year professional career includes exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Cleveland Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Oakland Museum.