Ceramic artist Nicola Tassie initially studied painting at the Central School of Art but took up ceramics soon after completing her BA, establishing a studio in Hoxton in London in the 1980’s. She has a broad based practice which easily encompasses both wheel-thrown editions of functional pots - most especially jugs - as well as more sculptural works which explore the expanding precincts of ceramic form.

Her works have been exhibited in London at the London Art Fair; Collect: international art fair for modern craft and design; Fog design fair in San Francisco; Tremenheere Sculpture Park, Cornwall. She was selected for the Crafts Council’s, A Future Made programme and exhibited during Miami Design Week, 2016; and is now represented by Hostler Burrows Gallery in USA. 

She has an on-going collaboration with the designer Margaret Howell, making limited editions tableware and designs for lighting. 

She continues to work from her ceramics studio in east London.

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Selected Exhibitions

2021

The Fine Art Society, London 

London Art Fair: Edit 2021, with Cross Lane Projects, Kendal

2020

‘Dirty Hands and Revelations, The Great Oxygenation Event’ RCA at Standpoint Gallery, London    

‘Sculptural meets Functional’, Maud and Mabel Gallery, London

2019

‘New Artists Group Exhibition’, Hostler  Burrows, New York

The Wells Art Contemporary 2019, Wells Cathedral, Somerset
‘Collecting Craft’, The Holburne Museum, Bath
‘Collect 19’, Saatchi Gallery, London


2018        

'Levelling Traditions', Hauser & Wirth, Somerset        
'Perspective', Petronilla Silver, London         
The Clay Store, Peckham, London


2017      

London Design Festival, Clerkenwell, London
Paris Design week, Margaret Howell, Paris
Tremenheere Sculpture Park, Penzance, Cornwall
‘Collect 17’, Saatchi Gallery, London
FOG Design and Art Fair, San Francisco, USA


2016        

‘Line Up’ touring to The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon

‘ING Discerning Eye Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

‘British Craft: The Miami Edit’, Crafts Council at 1 Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida

‘The White Show’, Clotworthy House & Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim, Northern Ireland


2015        

‘Line Up', Flow Gallery, London
‘Collect 15’, Saatchi Gallery, London
‘Orchestrated Marks’, Quercus Gallery, Bath, UK
‘Grand Magasin’, French Riviera, London


2014        

‘Mud and Water’, Rokeby Gallery, London
‘Craft’, solo exhibition, Standpoint Gallery, London

2013

‘Bryan Ingham & Nicola Tassie’, - The Cross Street Gallery, London

2012

'Made in London’, Contemporary Ceramics, London

‘London Design Festival’, at Margaret Howell, Fulham, London

2011

‘Hatchet & Helve’, Standpoint Gallery, London

2010        

‘Hand Made in England’, Few and Far, London

2009        

Contemporary Applied Arts, Somerset House, London

2007         

Ceramics at St David's Hall, Cardiff

2005           

'Points of View', Standpoint Gallery, London

Awards


2016

Selected maker for the International Maker Showcase ‘Future Made’ Crafts Council of England

1991            

Visual Arts Production Award (ceramic), Greater London Arts

Publications

2017        

Urban Potters: Makers in the City by Kate Treggiden, published by Ludion

Milk Magazine, Sept/Oct/Nov 2017 issue, text by Julie Boucherat


2016

Imperfect Perfect by Karen McCartney, Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel, published by Murdoch Books


14 Dec 2015   

'Tactile design: why we like things a little rough around the edges' by Kate Treggiden, The Spaces

 

2015

Country Living Modern Rustic, issue 4, text by Caroline Atkins


2015

Makers of East London, published by Hoxton Mini Press


2006

The Ceramics Book - an A-Z guide to 300 ceramic artists, published by Ceramic Review Publishing Ltd


2005

Points of View, by Geoffrey Quilley, Standpoint, London / Ceramics: Art and Perception International, issue 60


1999

Painted Ceramics: Colour and Imagery on Clay, by Brenda Pegrum, published by The Crowood Press


1992

Freeing the Spirit, Crafts magazine, May/June

Education

1985-88         

Ceramics, Islington Institute, EC1 London


1980-83         

BA [Hons] Fine Art [Painting], Central School of Art & Design, London

1979-80         

Foundation, St Martin’s School Of Art, London