Adi Toch

Adi Toch is an award-winning metalsmith whose practice centres on making engaging vessels and containers that investigate movement, sound and tactility. Creating vessels and containers enables Toch to work both with metal and space as materials, redefining borders between inside and outside. Through her work, she explores the morphological qualities of vessels and the process of embedding functional objects with spirit. She creates contemplative work, inviting interaction: each object communicates through its sensory qualities and invites the observer to pick it up and look closely before it reveals its function.

Starting from a flat sheet, Toch forms and fabricates the metal using hammers and tools. Finishing techniques include texturing, colouring and patination.


  • 1979 Jerusalem


  • 2007 – 09 MA, Metal, The Cass, London Metropolitan University
  • 2000 – 04 BA (Hons), Jewellery and Objects, Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem
  • 2002 – 03 Student exchange semester at the Cass, then Guildhall University, London
  • 2000 Three months jewellery design course at Fuji Studio, Florence, Italy


  • 2018 Winner, European Prize for Applied Arts, Mons, Belgium
  • 2018 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Silver Award
  • 2017 Wallpaper* Magazine Design Award
  • 2017 Finalist, Loewe Craft Prize
  • 2015 Shortlisted, Schoonhoven International Silver Award, Netherlands
  • 2013 P&O Makower Trust Silver Commission for National Museum Wales
  • 2013 Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Gold Award
  • 2012 Best New Design Award, Goldsmiths' Fair
  • 2010 Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Commended Award
  • 2009 & 10 British Silver Week Award

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 European Prize for Applied Arts, World Crafts Council, Mons, Belgium
  • 2018 Homo Faber, Michelangelo Foundation, Venice
  • 2018 Spotless, Artesania Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2018 Reflections on Translucence, Studio Fusion, London
  • 2018 Echoes of Process, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2018 Frame, Schmuck Munich, Germany, with Galerie Tactile
  • 2018 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, with Joanna Bird and Bishopsland
  • 2018 NOMAD St Moritz, Switzerland, Sarah Myerscough Gallery
  • 2018 Made for The Table, The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection at Holburne Museum, Bath
  • 2017/18 Taste Contemporary Craft, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2017 Design Miami, USA, Sarah Myerscough Gallery
  • 2017 Loewe Craft Prize touring exhibition, Madrid, New York, Tokyo
  • 2017 One Drop Plus One Drop Makes One Drop, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2017 Tresor Contemporary Craft, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2017 Cheongju Craft Biennale, South Korea, commissioned by The British Council and Crafts Council
  • 2017 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London with Contemporary Applied Arts
  • 2012-17 Goldsmiths’ Fair, London, including curated displays
  • 2015 COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, with Bishopsland
  • 2015 Design Days Dubai, UAE, represented by Galerie Sofie Lachaert
  • 2014 Not Just A Bowl Of Cherries, Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Belgium
  • 2014 Future Heritage, curated by Corinne Julius, Decorex, London
  • 2014 Taste Contemporary Craft, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2013 The Mighty Metalsmith, Kath Libbert Gallery, Saltaire
  • 2013 Fresh Design Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2012 Focus during London Design Festival, Contemporary Applied Arts
  • 2012 Crafts Council showcase for the British Business Embassy during the London Olympics, Lancaster House
  • 2011 Present Collectables, Contemporary Applied Arts
  • 2011 Focus during London Design Festival, Contemporary Applied Arts
  • 2011 Thinking Horizontally - Thinking out the box, The Scottish Gallery
  • 2011 Silverstruck, Ruthin Craft Centre and National Museum Wales
  • 2010-12 16. Silbertriennale, Germany, including Inhorgenta, Munich
  • 2010 Goldsmith’s Fair, London
  • 2010 Contemporary Silver at the V&A, London Design Festival
  • 2010 Jacqueline’s Choice Salon Show, London
  • 2010 Schmuck Munich at the Foundry with Dialogue Collective
  • 2009/10 British Silver Week
  • 2009 New Designers
  • 2009 Silver with a Pinch of Salt, Goldsmith’s Hall, London
  • 2008 222 Months, Turnov Museum, Czech Republic
  • 2008 Talente, Munich, Germany

Selected Publications

  • 2018 ‘Process is Queen: the work of Adi Toch’, Elinor Perry-Smith, SEEN London, 9th May
  • 2018 ‘Echoes of Process’, Crafts Magazine, issue 272
  • 2017 ‘Made Not Manufactured’, Kate Jacobs, Berkeley Magazine
  • 2017 ‘Collect Art Fair: The responsive vessels of Adi Toch’, Elinor Perry-Smith, SEEN London, 4th Feb
  • 2017 ‘Collect 2017 Highlights’, Corinne Julius, Evening Standard Homes & Property, 1st Feb
  • 2017 Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to The Fitzwilliam, Amanda Game, Philip Wilson Publishers
  • 2016 ‘Sterling Work’, Corinne Julius, Crafts Magazine, issue 259
  • 2015 ‘Stimulate the Senses - Designed for Eating & Drinking’, Reinhold Ludwig, Art Aurea, no. 3
  • 2015 ‘Magical Metalsmith: Adi Toch’, Regina Connell, DXV American Standard
  • 2014 ‘Wide Open: Adi Toch’, Andrew Renton, The Journal of The Silver Society, no. 31
  • 2013 ‘A Bowl In The Hand: The Tactile Work of Adi Toch’, Corinne Julius, Craft Arts Magazine
  • 2013 ‘The Art of Craft’, Edmund de Waal, Art Quarterly Magazine, Art Fund, Spring


  • V&A Museum, London
  • National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
  • Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Crafts Council Collection, London
  • The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, London
  • Turnov Museum, Czech Republic

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