Jeremy Nichols


I make salt glazed domestic pots, particularly pots for making and drinking tea and coffee that are designed to combine functionality with visual interest and to have a sense of movement and balance in the way they look and handle. Ergonomics and clarity of form are equally important: for a design to be successful the pot must be satisfying and pleasurable to use, whilst at the same time having the power to generate interest in its form and surface. The central pieces, the teapots, have been evolving steadily since 1998 when I started experimenting with open handles as an alternative to the closed loops conventionally used in ceramics. The handle continues to be the starting point for the designs which are otherwise influenced by my early interests in aviation and the precision of engineered objects (I have a degree in Aeronautical Engineering), alongside interests in Modernist design and contemporary architecture.

Education
1994-97
 University of Harrow, BA (Hons.) - Workshop Ceramics 
1968 71  Manchester University, B.Sc. (Hons.) Aeronautical Engineering

Selected Exhibitions
2011
 Open Ceramics, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Christmas Exhibition, Bircham Gallery, Holt
Clay2day International Ceramics Festival, Keukenhof Castle, Lisse, Holland
International Ceramics Fair, Germany
Earth and Fire, Rufford Abbey Country Park, Notts.
Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
International Oldenburg Ceramics Fair, Germany
Keramisto, Milsbeek, Holland
2010  The Salt Show, The Gallery at Bevere
Keramik Europas 12, Keramikmuseum, Grimmerhus, Denmark
Keramik Europas 12, Kammerhof Museum, Gmunden, Austria
Teapotters, Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff
A Handful of Potters, Saffron Walden Museum
Internationale Keramiekmarkt Swalmen, Holland
The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
International Oldenburg Ceramics Fair, Germany
Keramisto, Milsbeek, Holland
2009  Keramik Europas 12, Keramikmuseum, Westerwald, Germany
Pyramid Gallery, York
Clay 16, Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter
A Pinch of Salt, Booth House Gallery, Yorkshire
2008  International Contemporary Ceramics, Bermuda Society of Arts, Hamilton, Bermuda
A Joyous Glaze, Rye Art Gallery, Rye, East Sussex
2007  Concours International de Ceramique de la Ville de Carouge, Muse de Carouge, Geneva
Gallery H, Arnside, Cumbria
Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk
Parnside Mill, Harlow, Essex
2006  Salzbrand Keramik 2006, Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany
Galanthus Gallery, Hereford
Garden Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire
2005  Table Matters, Crafts Council Gallery, London and touring the UK
Christmas Chimes, Bettles Gallery, Ringwood, Hants.
Salt and Soda, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
Cone 9 Gallery, North Berwick, East Lothian
2004  Marche International de Potiers, Andenne, Belgium
Celf Gallery, Swansea
2003  Royal Exchange Theatre Gallery, Manchester

Exhibitions

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