Ali Tomlin

Ali Tomlin creates wheel-thrown porcelain. Focusing on the smooth, white surface the quality of porcelain for making clean, elegant shapes creates a canvas for her careful decoration, adding colours and marks she creates her well-known range of contemporary ceramics.

Working with the dry, chalky surface, Ali applies a bold, but muted palette of stains, oxides and slips, splashing and sponging away areas, adding inlaid and sgraffito lines, aiming to create imperfect and unpredictable marks. Most of her decorating is carried out on the wheel to convey a feeling of movement and spontaneity.

Ali has always been passionate about drawing and design, enjoying the energy of random lines or marks whether in a sketch, a painting or while beachcombing.

“Anything is potential, found or seen. I draw and paint, alongside making pots, and enjoy how a simple line or mark can completely alter a piece and how the same shapes repeated, but with very different decoration, can form a cohesive family.” – Ali Tomlin 

Portrait photographed by Seamus Flanagan

Ali Tomlin
AT488Y427 Small Bowl Orange
£38.00 £34.27 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y426 Small Bowl Green Dot
£38.00 £34.27 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y424 Bottle Indigo
£120.00 £108.21 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y425 Small Bowl Orange Dot
£38.00 £34.27 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y420 Small Bud Vase Orange Dot
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y421 Small Bud Vase Yellow and Grey
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y423 Large Wide Bowl Black Scribbles
£350.00 £315.60 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y419 Single Stem Vase Brushed Greens
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y418 Single Stem Vase Brushed Blues
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y422 Cylinder Vase Brushed Greens
£110.00 £99.19 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y417 Single Stem Vase French Blue
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y416 Single Stem Vase Orange
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y415 Single Stem Vase Orange and Green
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
AT488Y414 Single stem vase yellow & green
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
V Bowl AT488Y400
£85.00 £76.65 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Small Oval Pot AT488Y403
£95.00 £85.66 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Straight Sided Dish AT488Y401
£160.00 £144.27 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Single Stem Vase AT488Y392
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Pedestal Bowl AT488Y405
£310.00 £279.53 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Tall Narrow Vase AT488Y407
£320.00 £288.55 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Single Stem Vase AT488Y394
£48.00 £43.28 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Large bowl AT488Y384
£310.00 £279.53 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Bowl AT488Y378
£80.00 £72.14 outside the UK

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Ali Tomlin
Conical vase AT488Y361
£140.00 £126.24 outside the UK

PRODUCT CODE:AT488Y361