Thaddeus Erdahl was born and raised in La Porte City, Iowa. He has exhibited his sculpture and presented workshops regionally and nationally throughout the United States.

His art and background in education started at the University of Northern Iowa where he received his BA in Art Education and a BFA in Ceramics. Upon graduation, he substitute taught in the public school system, instructed ceramics courses at a local art center and served as an interim art educator. Thaddeus actively practiced and taught a variety of art media including ceramics, drawing, assemblage, sculpture, painting, and graphic design.

Thaddeus received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida where he was a University of Florida Alumni Fellowship recipient during his three years of graduate study, from 2006-2009.

In the summer of 2008, he attended Think Tank III, a national arts in higher education symposium, as a Graduate Fellowship Recipient. In 2009 he was selected as one of four Artists-in-Residents at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg TN for an 11 month residency program.

Most recently Thaddeus was recognized as one of four short listed artist for the inaugural American Craft Council Emerging Voice in Craft Award. Thaddeus moved to the North East in 2010 and is currently living in Princeton NJ pursuing his studio art career and acting as the head of the Lower School Arts program at Princeton Day School.

Thaddeus Erdahl hanging ceramic sculptures