View Image Gallery Items for SaleNici Ruggiero(Full member)Tel: +44(0)1707 646473 Email: Web: www.nakedpots.com
A sense of presence, intrigue and ambiguity infuses my work. Using a mix of primitive hand-building methods, ancient Japanese raku firing techniques and contemporary Western resist skills, I am able to create a rich palette of tones and textures.
2009. The Arts Council for England awarded Nici the 'grants for arts' Lottery funding for a ceramic installation "Keep off the Grass" within the outdoor exhibition 'Art in the Garden' - Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Hampshire in May - October 2009. See Full details on page 3 of Nici's web site www.nakedpots.com
2011 - May, Nici Ruggiero is delighted to be one of a handful of UK artists to have an image selected for a new publication ‘500 Raku’, from Lark Crafts, due for release in March in the US and May 2011 in the UK. The work has been juried by Artistic Director, Jim Romberg, who is one of the leading practitioners and teachers of raku in the world, and who has just retired after eighteen years as Professor of Art at Southern Oregon University. Nici’s selected image shows ‘Porcine’, a large sculptural vessel alongside other raku fired objects, including plates, bowls, cups and vases.
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I use a clay mixture of Porcelain and T Material and employ throwing or hand-building methods of construction.
Background and History
Awarded Bachelor of Arts Degree with ‘First Class’ Honours in Applied Arts
2011 August - 17th Art In Clay, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Demonstrations & Presentations
2009 - August 20th - Demonstration - 'Handbuilding Sculptural Forms' at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London as part of a weekend of special events to celebrate the opening of Phase 1 of the V&A's new Ceramics galleries.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Colne Cottage, 49 Warrengate Road, Water End, North Mymms, Hertfordshire, UK, AL9 7TT.
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Telephone: +44(0)1707 646473
Availability: By appointment only.
Joined on: 2007-08-13
Last Updated: 2011-08-27