Ali Tomlin

Ali Tomlin

ceramic

Ali Tomlin (b. 1964, UK)
Kingston University BA Hons Graphic Design 1986
Partner Carter Wong Tomlin Design Consultancy London 1986-2007
Putney School of Art: part time ceramics 2001- 2005.

Affordable Art Fair 2012-19
Ceramic Art London 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019
London Potters, Morley Gallery, London 2011/2013: Highly commended
Winner London Potters Morley exhibition 2015, 2016 best thrown piece.
Selected member CPA 2017

Ali Tomlin has always drawn, designed and painted and loves the energy of random lines or marks, from a sketch, painting or just found. She enjoys how just a simple line or mark can completely change the feeling of a piece.

Ali's work is a collection of thrown, uncluttered porcelain forms. She throws and turn the pieces to a fine finish which, when unglazed and sanded, gives the clay a paper-like, tactile quality, where Ali can apply her marks. She works with the chalky surface, applying stains, oxides and slips, splashing and sponging away areas and inlaying lines while the pot is on the wheel. Ali's aim is to convey a feeling of movement and spontaneity, yet also one of calm and tranquility.

Galleries & Retail

Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
Thrown Contemporary, London
Beside The Wave, Falmouth
Hexagon Gallery, London
Foss Fine Art, London
Bils & Rye, Yorkshire
Frivoli, London
Found, Dunbar
New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Eleven Gallery. Kingston Upon Hull
Bashall Barn Gallery, Clitheroe
VK Gallery, St Ives, Cambs
New Ashgate, Farnham
Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
Gallery 6, Newark
Staithes Studio, Yorkshire
CoCA, York Art Gallery
Byard Art, Cambridge
Moreton Gallery, Cotswolds
Seed, Frome
Lightbox, Surrey
Indish, London
Bourneside, Surrey
Erwood Station Gallery, Wales
Flint Gallery, Norfolk
Padstow Gallery, Cornwall
Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds
RBSA Birmingham
ABC Home, New York, USA

ceramic