Adi Toch’s practice as a metalsmith centres on making engaging vessels and containers that investigate colour, movement, sound and tactility. Following a BA in Metal at Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, Adi completed an MA with distinction at the Cass, London in 2009. Her work is exhibited internationally and has won prestigious awards including a Gold Award from The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council UK. In 2017 she was a finalist of The Loewe Craft Prize and won a Wallpaper* Design Award. In 2018 she won the European Prize for Applied Arts. Adi was recently the recipient of an important commission by the V&A Gilbert Trust to create a response to the restitution of an historic gold ewer from The Gilbert Collection to Turkey. Her artwork Place to Place is on permanent display at The Gilbert Galleries, V&A Museum, London. Adi is currently a lecturer at The Royal College of Art and a visiting lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem.
‘Vessels convey a story of gathering, holding, storing – from edge to edge and through a division of inside and outside they form boundaries between material and space. Pouring vessels have the duality of being able to both absorb and give.’ Adi Toch, 2017.
Public Collections include:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Applied Arts Collection; The Jewish Museum, New York; Crafts Council permanent collection, London; The Goldsmiths’ Company, London; Turnov Museum, Czech Republic; and The National Museums Wales, Cardiff.