About Tomo Ingalls
"I was born and raised in Japan. I received a BA degree in Policy Science from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto Japan in 1999. I kindled my attraction towards clay while I was in university in Japan by joining the ceramics club. I have been living in New Brunswick since 2001. My first serious clay training started in 2014 when I lived in Ottawa for a year. I learned from John Ikeda and Caroline Trudeau at the Gloucester Pottery School in Ottawa. I loved it so much that when we came back to Fredericton in 2015, I enrolled in the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. I have learned from Peter Thomas, Melissa Leblanc, and Nancy BlanchardMacDonald. I enjoy the unlimited possibilities and wonder that clay offers me. I love the shape of a sphere because of its wholesome plenitude. I also pay attention to details of daily life items to find beauty in their lines and textures for my sculptural work."