Tomo Ingalls grew up in Japan. She received a BA degree in Policy Science from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan in 1999. She kindled her attraction towards clay while she was in university by joining the ceramics club. She moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2001. Her first serious clay training started in 2014 when she lived in Ottawa and studied at the Gloucester Pottery School. When she came back to Fredericton in 2015, she enrolled in the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She graduated with honours in 2019. This year 2020, she graduated from Advanced Studio Practice in NBCCD and she has moved to Calgary to further her study in fine arts in the Master of Fine Arts program at Alberta University of Arts.
We are born as a whole, complete, however, as we grow we seem to seek more or feel the lack of something in a material or non-material way. In this graduation show, I would like to demonstrate and explore the manipulation of the shapes that resembles the growth and stages of people’s life. By minimizing the shapes to the geometric forms that we share and try to express the core emotions in them. Finding something in common internally, I find the place where I belong.
Tomo Ingalls, 2020
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