“My practice as a metalsmith centres on making engaging vessels and containers that investigate colour, movement, sound and tactility. The process of making hollow forms fascinates me as it enables me to work both with metal and space as materials, redefining borders between inside and outside. Through the work I explore the morphological qualities of vessels and the potential of embedding functional objects with spirit. Starting from a flat sheet, I form the metal using ancient silversmithing techniques such as hand raising. Finishing includes texturing, colouring and patination. Each piece communicates through its sensory qualities and invites the observer to pick it up or look closely before revealing its function. I am interested in the relationship between the spectator and the work as well as in the interplay within a group of objects.”
Adi Toch graduated from The Cass, London in 2009 with masters in Art, Design & Visual Culture, following her BA with First Class Honours from Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, Metalwork department. Her work is exhibited internationally and included in the permanent collections of Victoria and Albert Museum, The Crafts Council UK, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge and National Museums Scotland, to name but a few. She won a 2017 Wallpaper* Design Award and a 2013 gold award from The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, UK. Adi is a lecturer at The Cass in London and a visiting lecturer at Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem.
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