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About Tomo Ingalls


Tomo Ingalls grew up in Japan and moved to New Brunswick, Canada, in 2001. Her serious
clay training started in 2014. She acquired a Diploma in Fine Craft: Ceramics and a certificate in Advanced Studio Practice from  New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 2020. Tomo pursued the boundary of contemporary craft with 
a Master of Fine Arts program at the Alberta University of the Arts
and graduated in May 2022. 

Artist Statement

As an artist, I am a maker and seeker. I engage with clay, hoping to become clay as I
experience it. I am a subject, and the clay is an object. However, during the making, the
distinction is blurred. Clay has so many possibilities. The possibilities are that clay has the
power to transform, receive, take, and give. I dissect, duplicate, assemble, and pile my body parts
made with clay. It’s my obsession to find what my body is.

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