Nick Membery

Nick Membery has been making stoneware pottery for 30 years and has been living and working in Carmarthenshire, Wales for nearly 20 of those. After about 25 years of making a repeated catalogue range, Membery gradually started making pots which, while still always intended for use, are of a more individual nature. Most of all they are to be enjoyed and, when coupled with the ceremony of eating good food in good company, they can be truly life enriching. His work, in its own small way, is the antithesis of mass production and consumerism.

Membery realised a long-held ambition early in 2019 when he built and started firing his work in a large wood-fired kiln. He now feels like he is at the beginning, with each pot unique and each one’s own idiosyncrasies to be celebrated and embraced. He says: “Increasingly, my pots take on the colours and tones of the environment that surrounds me.  More and more, I gather local materials, unique to my location, for decorating and glazing my work: clay, ash and stone are all used to inextricably connect me, and my pots, to where I live.’


  • 1968 Worcester


  • 1991-93 Apprenticed to Mike Goddard, Manningtree Pottery
  • 1987-91 BA (Hons) Ceramics, Middlesex Polytechnic
  • 1986-87 Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019 Midsummer Cahoots, Llangathen Hall, Carmarthenshire
  • 2017 Art in the Hall, Lllangathen hall, Carmarthenshire
  • 2014 Heals Modern Craft Market, London
  • 2013-14 Craft into Industry, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent and Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2010 & 12 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London
  • 2010 Domestic Contemporaries, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2005-07 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London, annually
  • 2006 Culinary Ceramics, Abergavenny Museum, Monmouthshire
  • 2003 & 05 Ceramica Cymru, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
  • 2003 Oxford Studio Ceramics, Oxford
  • 2002 & 05 Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire
  • 2002 & 03 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London
  • 2002 All Set for Christmas, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 1999 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  • 1997 & 99 Chelsea Crafts Fair
  • 1997 Earth & Fire, Rufford, Nottinghamshire
  • 1997 Summer Exhibition, St. James’ Gallery, Bath

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