Yo Thom Ceramics - In The Window

1 Dec 2014 – 31 Dec 2014

Event times

Opening times:
Mon-Sat 10am - 5.30pm
Sundays 12 noon - 5.00pm

Cost of entry

Free entry

Bluecoat Display Centre

Liverpool, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • By car: Follow signs for Liverpool City Centre. We recommend parking in Q-Park, Hanover St. Or alternatively, Liverpool ONE has three new car parks: Q-Park Strand Street, Q-Park Gradwell Street and Q-Park John Lewis. Disabled Parking: There are 3 designa
  • By plane: Liverpool John Lennon Airport has a regular bus (click here for further details) with Liverpool City Centre, or a taxi ride is approximately seven miles.
  • By train: Liverpool Lime Street is the main intercity station. It is approximately a 10 minute walk to the gallery. Chester - Liverpool Lime St 43 minutes Manchester Oxford Road - Liverpool Lime St 47 minutes London Euston - Liverpool Lime St 2 hours 7

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Bluecoat Display Centre is delighted to exhibit a series of ceramics by Japanese ceramicist Yo Thom.


After a degree in English Language in Japan Yo came over to Britain and started 3D design course at Kent Institute of Art and Design.

During her introductory course, she was hooked in Ceramics and decided to take BA in Ceramics.

She also started assisting a British Studio Potter, Lisa Hammond whilst at college, and carried on as a full-time apprentice after obtaining MA.

She established her own studio in 2004 producing hand thrown functional stoneware and porcelain with Carbon-trapped Shino Glaze and Blue Celadon glaze. The round and soft forms, grey and orange carbon-trapped shino glaze are the characteristic of her work with surfaces inspired by her love of traditional Japanese indigo fabric and patterns. Her work also has a unique fusion of British and Japanese influence in its form and its use.

Yo’s tableware is made to be functional and to harmonise with food.

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