Tom Norris UK, b. 1990


Tom Norris articulates his passion for ceramics citing the vessels capacity to facilitate a hybrid exploration between object, culture and subject. Moving from the playful to the serious; from the simple to the sacrosanct, Norris presents these ideas as a layering of figuration and abstraction enveloping the surface of the vessel. At a developmental and exciting stage in his practice, Norris’s exploration of mark making hints at a narrative directed by the use of symbol, line and colour. The lack of a ‘full stop’ on the ceramic vessel allows for stories, characters and marks to make way for each other across and around his forms.