Nici Ruggiero

E: nici.ruggiero@virgin.net
W: www.nakedpots.com
Twitter: @niciruggiero
Facebook: @niciruggieroceramics

Nici likes to take risks! Raku firing gives her that thrill. Unglazed sculptural pieces have been likened to hewn monoliths despite being low-fired for display indoors.

Also, she creates outdoor site-specific installations using high-fired porcelain. This conceptual work is often displayed in multiples although each piece is individual in its own right.

Qualifications
BA Hons in Applied Arts

Memberships
Crafts Potters Association
Society of Designer Craftsmen
Herts Visual Arts Forum

Recent Exhibition/Events
2017 [fifteen] London Potters Selected Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London
2015 Curse or Cure?, Chelsea Physic Garden, London
2012 Fire Works Ceramics & Glass, Suffolk
2012 Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Herts
2011 Out of the Fire, Parndon Mill, Harlow
2011 Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
2010 Raku, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
2010 Artist in Residence, Luton Hoo Walled Garden, Bedfordshire
2010 Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
2009 Open Exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans, Herts
2009 Art in the Garden, Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
2009 Summer Show, View Art Gallery, Bristol
2009 Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London
2008 British Ceramics Biennial Project Launch, Stoke-On-Trent
2008 New Designers, One Year On, Business Design Centre, London
2008 Setting Out, New Brewery Arts, Gloucestershire
2008 New Beginnings, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
2008 Setting Out, CPA Contemporary Ceramics, London
Awards/Prizes
2015 Grant for Arts Award, Arts Council England, for ceramic installation Curse or Cure?, Chelsea Physic Garden, London
2009 Prize for Best Piece from a Welwyn Hatfield Artist, Open Exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans
2009 Grant for Arts Award, Arts Council England, for ceramic installation Keep off the Grass, Art in the Garden exhibition, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hants

Review/Press Coverage
2016 Heimtextil Trends: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition, Germany – global vision of upcoming interior trends
2015 Ceramic Review, A trail of healing, Gabrielle Hoad visits Curse or Cure?
2015 Ceramic Review, Pick of ceramic shows, Apothecary’s Trail
2015 London Potters News: Curse or Cure?
2015 British Studio Potters’ Marks’ Book, published by Bloomsbury
2011 500 Raku Book, published by Lark Crafts
2009 Society of Designer Craftsmen Newsletter
2009 Ceramic Review, Studio Wagon
2008 Craftsman Magazine, New Designers Showcase, One Year On
2008 Crafts Magazine, New Designers Advertorial, Degree Show Focus
2008 Ceramic Review, Setting Out Show Selection
2008 Video profile interview, Mall Galleries, British Satellite News
2017 Axis Magazine, Freeform Exhibition at Artshed
2006 Science v Art, Spaces Magazine, University of Hertfordshire

Galleries/Retail Outlets
Gallery at Bevere, Bevere Lane, Worcester
www.studiopottery.co.uk
Direct via www.nakedpots.com

 

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