Adi Toch


My work invites the observer to touch, play and discover hidden spaces and unexpected motion. I am driven by the desire to create evocative interactive objects which fulfil their potential whilst being handled.

My research involves the morphological qualities of vessels and the process of embedding functional objects with spirit. I am fascinated by the tension between symmetrical and irregular forms and use traditional silversmithing techniques to create curious objects which raise questions of containment. 

The recent Tactile Series is especially designed to contain substances which attract attention through their sensory qualities but cannot be retrieved. Handling the vessels triggers the senses by their smooth surface as well as by the sound and fluidity of the particles held inside.

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
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
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
2010
  The Goldsmiths’ Company Modern Silver Collection
2008  Turnov Museum, Czech Republic

Publications
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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