Cheshire based ceramic artist, Tone von Krogh, was born in Switzerland, but grew up in Norway. She came to Cheshire in 1994 to complete a BA in Three Dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University and never went back.
The current collection of hand thrown stoneware pottery draws inspiration from memories of snow covered landscapes in Norway. When heavy snow covers trees, rocks, paths and architecture; sharp edges become soft and everyday shapes may become unrecognisable. Tone brings the same feel to her work by softly distorting pieces made on the potter’s wheel and giving them bulges and indentations. The products range from small beakers and jugs to large bottles, vases and platters. The colour range is reflecting the many tones of snow, ice and winter skies.
Tone’s work has been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad. Galleries and outlets include Liberty (London), Gump’s (San Francisco), Majlis Gallery (Dubai), Haa Gamle Prestegaard (Stavanger, Norway) as well as more local galleries such as Royal Exchange Craft Shop in Manchester and Leeds City Art and Design Gallery.
Tone works and delivers pottery classes from a studio in her garden in Heaton Chapel, Stockport.
Tone will be exhibiting alongside Dionne Swift.