Tricia Thom


Tricia makes decorated and glazed wheel-thrown pots. She works predominantly in porcelain on the wheel. Some surfaces are punctuated rhythmically inside and out, expressing the fine translucency of the material. Others are treated with bold, calligraphic brush strokes and stripes which contrast with the conformity of form. The work references her love of a Japanese aesthetic regularly incorporating teapots and moon jars which for her are symbols of community and ritual.


Tricia studied ceramics at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, then worked in the ceramics industry, making and decorating pots in a production pottery in the Highlands. She went on to train as a teacher and taught art and ceramics in schools and colleges, while at the same time making her own range of ceramics. After a break from her ceramics practice to focus on family life, she  returned to making. She's been a resident artist at the Adam Pottery, Edinburgh since 2013.  She also works from her  home studio and teachs in and around the Edinburgh area.