Adi Toch Silversmith
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 has won prestigious awards including a Gold Award from The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council UK. In 2017 she was shortlisted for The Loewe Craft Prize and won a Wallpaper* Design Award. In 2018 she won the European Prize for Applied Arts. Public collections include The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Crafts Council UK, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, National Museums Scotland, National Museum of Wales and The Jewish Museum New York. Adi is a visiting lecturer at The Royal College of Art as well as at The Cass in London and Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. She speaks regularly at conferences in the UK and internationally.
Adi explores the visual language of metal through colour,movement , sound and tactility. She makes engaging objects that investigate the embodiment of vessels and containers. Her work communicates through its sensory qualities and invites the observer to pick it up or look closely. Beginning with a flat sheet, Adi forms and fabricates the metal into hollow forms. She creates unique surfaces through texturing, colouring and patination.