Echoes of Process

Metal by Adi Toch

3 May - 9 June 2018
Part of London Craft Week, 9-12 May 2018

Echoes of Process is an unusual and exciting body of work from silversmith Adi Toch, the idea for which was developed in discussions with CAA about the fascinating material aspects and remnants of making which are rarely seen by the public. Centred around the surprising and beautiful by-products resulting from the making of her highly finished vessels, this will make a striking, informative, quirky and intriguing display in the gallery. 

Echoes of Process invites reflection on the often-overlooked or discarded traces of the making process. Aspects of actions are carefully recorded through a collection of reconsidered fragments, containing remnants of objects or materials. Vinyl gloves covered with brass dust are evocative of the subtle surface treatment and the action of subtraction as well as the makerís hand, while binding wire silhouettes used for soldering create an installation of the ghosts of vessels. The story of making in metal is told through what is left behind.

Photo: Nicola Tree

Photo: Nicola Tree

Also showing...

Bone china: Tempting translucency

CAA will spotlight a new body of work in a new colour palette from ceramicist Sasha Wardell during London Craft Week. Sasha Wardell has over 30 years experience in the world of bone china and porcelain. Having studied in two centres of excellence Ė Stoke-on-Trent and Limoges, France Ė she has taken elements of the industry and adapted them to a studio environment. Each piece is individually made using industrial processes and techniques which aim to highlight the translucent aspect of the material. Wardellís hallmark style, a distinctive combination of pure white slip cast bone china, treated with unique decorating techniques and finished in a carefully chosen palette of muted, subtle colours, has made her work highly collectible. She is also a sought-after teacher who runs residential courses in South West France in the summer months.

Photo: Mark Lawrence

Photo: Mark Lawrence

Special Events:

Masterclass with Adi Toch

Saturday 12 May, 11am-1pm

Metalsmith Adi Toch will deliver an intimate masterclass exploring themes from the display and key aspects of her practice.

Tickets are £15 including coffee/tea. Booking is essential and places are strictly limited. Contact the gallery on 020 7620 0086 or to book.


Slip casting demonstration by Sasha Wardell

Saturday 12 May, 2.30-5pm

Ceramicist Sasha Wardell will do an exclusive long slip casting demonstration during which she will cast and assemble a bone china tea set to include tea pot, tea bowl and saucer in real time. She will also demonstrate some decorating techniques. 

The event is free. Drop in and out or stay for the entire process.

London Craft Week 9-12 May 2018
See the website for further information and other events.


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