Ali Tomlin

I have always drawn and painted and love the energy of random lines or marks, from a sketch, painting or just found. I enjoy how a line or mark can completely alter a piece.

My work is a collection of thrown, simple, porcelain forms. I apply stains, oxides and slips onto the clay’s chalky surface and sponge away areas, inlaying lines and monoprinting. I aim for unpredictable marks and a feeling of movement and spontaneity. I use a bold, but muted, palette on the white clay, which is left unglazed giving the hard porcelain the appearance of softness.