Ali Tomlin

Ali works in wheel thrown porcelain. She uses it for its smooth, white surface and quality for making clean, elegant shapes as a perfect canvas for her colours and marks to create her range of contemporary ceramics. She works with the dry, chalky surface, applying a bold, but muted palette of stains, oxides and slips, splashing and sponging away areas, adding inlaid and sgraffito lines, aiming to create imperfect and unpredictable marks. Most decorating is carried out on the wheel to convey a feeling of movement and spontaneity.