Jeremy NicholsImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Baas Farm Studios, Baas Hill, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, UK, EN10 7PX. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8961 0409
Mobile: +44 (0)7762 053 138
Email:
Web-site: www.jeremynichols.co.uk
Availability: Visitors are welcome to my studio, but please telephone or email to arrange a time.


Last Updated: 2014-05-20

Current Work

Current Work

I make saltglazed domestic pots - with a particular interest in teapots and other such pouring vessels. My original training as an aeronautical engineer is a strong influence on my practice, both in the way I construct and fire my work and in the sense of physical and visual balance I aim to achieve in its design.
The bodies and lids of my pots are thrown and turned, and the spouts and handles are slipcast. I then assemble the pots from these components. After biscuit firing I spray on slips, glazes, and stains in varying thicknesses and intensities before saltglazing them to 1280°C. During this final high temperature firing handles are supported by a scaffolding arrangement of clay pillars and kilnshelf joists to prevent collapsing..

Work generally available from:
The Gallery at Bevere, Bevere Lane, Worcester.
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds
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Bircham Gallery,Holt
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Great Russell St
And direct from my studio. Please see my website for details.

Other Information:
I have wide experience of teaching and am available for demonstrations and workshops.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Keramikmuseum Westerwald : Keramik Europas 13
September 26, 2014 to February 01, 2015

History

History

1971 - B.Sc.(Hons) Aeronautical Engineering, Manchester University
1976 - Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Southampton University
1976/94 - Career in social work as a practitioner, manager and university lecturer
1997 - B.A.(Hons) Workshop Ceramics, University of Westminster (Harrow)
1997 to Present - Maker and part time teacher in adult education

Memberships
Professional Member, Craft Potters Association
London Potters
Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum
Anglian Potters
Art Workers Guild, London

 

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2013
'Saltglaze' Loes & Reinier, International Ceramics, Deventer, Netherlands,
‘Shades of Blue’ at Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Gt Russell St.

2012
Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hants: Winter Bleu 

2011
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery: RBSA Open Ceramics
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk: Christmas Exhibition

2010
The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester: The Salt Show
Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, Denmark: Keramik Europas 12
Kammerhofmuseum, Gmunden, Austria: Keramik Europas 12
Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff: Teapotters
Saffron Walden Museum: A Handful of Potters

2009
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany: Keramik Europas 12 – Westerwald Preis 2009
Pyramid Gallery, York
Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter: Clay 16
Booth House Gallery, Holmfirth, Yorks: A Pinch of Salt

2008
Bermuda Society of Arts, Hamilton, Bermuda International Contemporary Ceramics
Rye Art Gallery, Rye, East Sussex A Joyous Glaze

2007
Musee de Carouge, Geneva: Concours International de Ceramique de la Ville de Carouge.
Gallery H, Arnside, Cumbria.
Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk
Parnside Mill, Harlow, Essex

2006
Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany: Salzbrand Keramik 2006.
Galanthus Gallery, Hereford.
Garden Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Yorks

2005
Crafts Council Gallery, London and touring the UK: Table Manners; International Contemporary Tableware
Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hants: Christmas Chimes
Rufford Craft Centre, Notts: Salt and Soda
Cone 9 Gallery, North Berwick, East Lothian

2004
Andenne, Belgium: Marche International de Potiers, 9th Biennale de la Ceramique
Celf Gallery, Swansea

2003
Royal Exchange Theatre Gallery, Manchester

2002
Royal College of Art, London and touring the UK: Ceramic Contemporaries 4
Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastliegh, Hants: Now We’re Cooking
Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany: Salzbrand Keramik 2002

Demonstrations/Slide Lectures

Demonstrations/Slide Lectures

Jan '10 - Bucks PottersAug '09 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House 
Jan. 09 -  Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild
May 08 – Anglian Potters
July 07 - Victoria & Albert Museum, London
May 07 - ClayArt, Llanrhaeadr Hall, North Wales
Sept 05 - Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum
March 05 - Wey Ceramics Group
March 05 - West Forest Potters

 

Work Styles

Work Styles

Thrown
Salt
Teapots
Kitchen & Tableware