Adi Toch


Silversmith Adi Toch completed her BA with First Class Honours from Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and followed with an MA at the Cass, London in 2009. Since then her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of The Goldsmiths’ Company in London, Crafts Council London, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, National Museums Scotland and The Jewish Museum New York. Toch won prestigious awards including Gold Award from The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council 2013 and recently won the P&O Makower commission for National Museum of Wales.

“I enjoy the process of making vessels and containers as it allows me to work both with metal and space as materials, redefining borders between inside and outside. Through my work I explore the morphological qualities of vessels and the process of embedding functional objects with spirit. I try to create contemplative objects, communicating through their tactile essence.”

Born  1979, Jerusalem

Education 
2007-09
  MA with Distinction – Art Design & Visual Culture
the Cass, London Metropolitan
2000-04  BA First Class Honors – Jewellery and Objects
Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem
2002-03  Student exchange semester at the Cass
Guildhall University, London
2000  Three months jewellery design course at Fuji Studio, Florence, Italy

Awards
2013  Makower Trust commission for National Museum Wales in Cardiff
Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Gold Award
2012  Goldsmiths' Fair Best New Design Award
2010  Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Commended Award for 3D Silversmiths Design
British Silver Week Award
Shortlisted for P&O Makower silver commission for National Museum of Wales
2009  British Silver Week Award
2004  Bezalel Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievements
Romie Shapiro prize for Judaic art
Ran Sapoznik Award for Excellence
Moshe Fradis education and scientific research scholarship

Selected Exhibitions

2013  The Mighty Metalsmith, Kath Libbert Gallery, Saltaire
Fresh Design Fair, Tel Aviv
COLLECT 2013, with Contemporary Applied Arts
2012  Goldsmith’s Fair, London
Focus during London Design Festival, Contemporary Applied Arts
Crafts Council showcase for the British Business Embassy during the Olympics, Lancaster House
COLLECT 2012, with Contemporary Applied Arts
2011  Thinking Horizontally - Thinking out the box, The Scottish Gallery
COLLECT 2011,Treasure Box, The Scottish Gallery
Silverstruck, Ruthin Craft Centre& National Museum Wales
2010-12  16. Silbertriennale, Germany
2010  Flow Gallery, London
Goldsmith’s Fair, London
Contemporary Silver at the V&A, London Design Festival
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Bishopsland Retrospective - Guest Exhibitor
Jacqueline’s Choice Salon Show, London
Schmuck Munich with Dialogue Collective
British Silver Week
2009  New Designers 
Silver with a Pinch of Salt - Goldsmith’s Hall, London
British Silver Week
2008  222 Months, Turnov Museum Symposium 08, Czech
Talente, Munich, Germany
2007  Object Rotterdam, represented by Lilly Zeligman Contemporary Art Gallery, Netherlands

Public Collections

2012  Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Applied Arts Collection
The Jewish Museum New York
Crafts Council permanent collection, London
2010  The Goldsmiths’ Company Modern Silver Collection
2008  Turnov Museum, Czech Republic

Publications

2013  Craft Arts magazine, A Bowl In The Hand, The Tactile Work of Adi Toch, by Corinne Julius
Art Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2013, Art Fund, The Art of Craft by Edmund de Waal
2012  Collect 2012, Crafts Council
Homes & Property, Hand Crafted by a Mouse, Collect at the Saatchi, Corinne Julius / 9th May
Craft Galleries Guide 2012, BCF Books
2011  The Goldsmiths’ Review / The Goldsmiths’ Company
The Telegraph Magazine/ 21 May 2011 
Essential Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom Magazine /April 2011
2010  Country Life Magazine/ Christmas Issue
Homes & Property, Enjoy the warm glow of gold, Corinne Julius /8th December
Silbertriennale International, Arnoldsche Art Publishers
Evening Standard, Homes & Property, Shimmering Silver, Corinne Julius/ 29th September
Evening Standard Supplement for Goldsmiths’ Fair, International Influences/ 24th September
Evening Standard, Homes & Property, Your Silver is Served, Corinne Julius/ 2nd June
The Goldsmith magazine January/ February
2009  The Goldsmith magazine June/July

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