Rees Nick

Rees Nick

Born Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, 1949

Nick began potting in 1972 when he joined John Leach for an apprenticeship at Muchelney Pottery. Apart from a three month stint working with Brian Newman at Aller Pottery, Somerset in 1976 Nick remained at Muchelney Pottery for 46 years, retiring at the end of July 2018.

Nick used to spend his days producing the catalogue range of oven-to-tableware at Muchelney Pottery. Parallel to this he developed his own signed range of work where he explored surface detail, creating distinctive pieces which he sold through a number of galleries, including the John Leach Gallery at Muchelney Pottery where there is a permanent selection of work available.

2009 saw Nick begin a new journey exploring the possibilities of oxidised firing in an electric kiln. This posed new challenges and offered a new dimension to his signed pieces. Nick continues making his individual pots, in his electric kiln, from his home studio in Somerset.