My name is Sally Toms. I’m a working artist located in the English Lake District, Cumbria. I am a ceramic artist, but I work across the varying branches of clay-work.
Clay remains my primary material because of its nature and ability to captivate so many parts of my creative identity. The joy of the material, to me, is the lack of restriction; it comes in a block and you can make anything from it. Additionally, the nature of creating a three-dimensional form is so different to a two-dimensional piece, yet, I find threads of similarity between the two and explore them in my work. I believe a ceramic figure to be much a drawing in clay, as a tile is a painting in glaze.
Because of my approach to ceramics and other disciplines, all of my works are one-offs. They’re bespoke to the narrative I’ve captured and illustrated.
Please feel free to take a look at my work in the galleries above.