Tone von Krogh was born in Switzerland, but spent most of her childhood in Norway. Her fascination with clay started early. She used to dig in the clay rich soil in our garden in a suburb to Oslo and shape it into small wobbly bowls and cups before drying them in the sunshine. As a teenager she took the interest a bit further and took up ceramics evening classes where she was introduced to throwing. The techniques she learned here are still part of her own teaching today. Tone went on to study Product Design with ceramics specialization at Hogskolen i Akershus, avdeling Blaker. After a short apprenticeship during the summer months in the pottery at the Norwegian Folk Museum in Oslo, she came to England in 1994 on an Exhange programme with Manchester Metropolitan University and graduated in 3D Design in 1995.
After years of having retail studios at various art centres, she now works from a purpose built studio in her garden.
Tone's current collection of contemporary domestic Ceramics is strongly influenced by her impressions from the winter landscapes in Norway. When the snow covers trees, rocks, paths and architecture; any sharp edges become soft and everyday shapes may become unrecognizable. She has tried to bring the same feel to her work with a range of wavy vases and softly distorted beakers, bowls and bottles. The colour range is reflecting the many tones of snow and ice and winter skies.