Ali Tomlin, ceramicist, biography image

Ali Tomlin


I have always drawn, designed and painted and love the energy of random lines or marks, from a sketch, painting or just found. I love how just the right simple line or mark can completely change the feeling of a piece.

My work is a collection of thrown, uncluttered porcelain forms. I throw and turn the pieces to a fine finish which, when left unglazed, gives the porcelain a paper-like, tactile quality. I use stains, oxides and slips, splashing or sponging away areas and inlaying lines, aiming to create imperfect and unpredictable marks. Using a palette of strong but muted colours and often decorating work on the wheel to capture a feeling of movement and spontaneity.

I’m interested in the contrast of the simple and symmetrical, refined forms with loose, spontaneous surface marks.

Related work


AT34 Small cup/bowl

AT34 Small cup/bowl

£38.00
AT28 Spherical Vase (medium)

AT28 Spherical Vase (medium)

£160.00
AT26 Bottle

AT26 Bottle

£160.00