With a background in calligraphy and computer science, Tom Kemp has gained quite the following on Instagram with his unique porcelain pottery and self-developed technique. Tom began his journey as a scribe, focusing on Roman lettering. He later translates what he mastered into an abstract painting technique for his porcelain pottery.
Kemp begins with a lump of clay, which he kneads, forms, trims, bakes and glazes. Using a square-cut edge brush, the English man engages in what he calls "a physical making of language" and brings individual life to his porcelain pottery creations. Albeit each vessel is different, Tom believes he unites his porcelain pieces through the physical gestures of his brushstrokes and puts emphasis on four primary colors: white, black, blue and red. The fluidity and singularity in Kemp's porcelain pottery is what makes this an ideal gift for a new home.
After a wonderful public engagement with the opening of his online shop, the next opportunity for investing in his calligraphic porcelain pottery is set for mid-January, 2018.