Jeremy Nichols creates saltglazed ceramics that combine functionality with visual impact. Graduating with a first in Workshop Ceramics from the University of Westminster (Harrow) in 1997, the following year he set up his workshop in a converted farm building in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, where he has been making ever since.
The shape of each pot and the way they have been created is heavily influenced by Jeremy’s longstanding interest in aviation and the precision of engineered objects. With a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the 1970s the forms and structures of flight add a unique dynamic to his work, likely contributing to his success exhibiting widely across the UK and in Europe.
With a passion for the art of problem solving, Jeremy’s signature teapots reflect his engineering-focused mind. Carefully balancing visually interesting designs, created to stimulate the imagination, while refusing to compromise on functionality, he enjoys the challenge of making and firing the pieces to form beautiful and reliable pieces for use in the home.
“I continue to take from my engineering training all those years ago, a fundamental interest in the relationship between function and form. My goal is to create designs that stimulate the imagination whilst at the same time conveying a sense of movement and balance in the way the pots look and handle.” – Jeremy Nichols
Portrait photograph by Henry Bloomfield