Adi Toch 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, creating unique surfaces through texturing, colouring and patination.
After gaining a First Class degree at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, Toch studied for a Masters in Art, Design and Visual Culture at The Cass, London, graduating 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 Toch 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. She is also 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.