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Adi Toch

  • Metalworker
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Master Artisan
Adi Toch Metalworker
English, Hebrew
By appointment only
+44 7972872769
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Making metal sing

  • • Adi won the 2018 European Prize for Applied Arts
  • • Her work appears in the V&A and National Museums Scotland
  • • A passionate teacher, she enjoys passing on her knowledge

Born in Jerusalem, Adi Toch fell in love with metal aged 14, when she spent a summer working as an apprentice to a jeweller. She pursued metalwork at the Bezalel Academy of Arts, but finding jewellery’s dependency on the body rather limiting, she started to work on larger metal objects instead, with particular interest in vessels. She came to London in 2007 to study for an MA at The Cass, “just for a couple of years”, but then decided to make the city her home, drawn to its “versatility” and the opportunities. Exploring the communicative abilities of metal, her work draws inspiration both from her Israeli homeland and her adoptive home in London.

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Vivid in Motion

Vivid in Motion explores the relationship between form, colour, movement and sound. A double-layered vessel contains loose gemstones that shift as the vessel moves, producing a compelling sound.

Length 20 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 12 cm

Adi Toch Metalworker
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Talk to Me

Vessels on stilts playfully reference museum displays of ancient amphorae on tripod stands. Part of an installation, the vessels react to human voice with a gentle motion.

Adi Toch Metalworker
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Plump wall objects

This wall installation employs silver’s innate reflective qualities to interact with the viewer. The surface of the objects gradually changes from matt to satin to highly polished, inviting the viewer to move around them and explore how they softly reflect the surroundings.

Length 29 cm
Width 28 cm
Height 8 cm

Adi Toch Metalworker
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Red Sand Bowl

This double-layered bowl contains loose sand. The sand can be seen and felt but cannot be poured out.

Length 9 cm
Width 9 cm
Height 4 cm

Adi Toch Metalworker
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Spouted vessels

Vessels and containers surround us in our daily lives and shape our perception of the division between inside and out. Pouring vessels have the fascinating duality of being able to both absorb and give.

Length 9 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 4 cm

Adi Toch Metalworker

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