Lynn Nicholls

I make hand thrown functional pots decorated with both abstract and representational designs. Whilst functionality is important to me, I particularly enjoy exploring surface decoration, texture and pattern by using various tools and multi-layering glazes. While I often work in a series most of the pieces are one of a kind.

Having previously been a set designer for the B.B.C. where precision was important, my approach to working with clay is more spontaneous and intuitive.

I’ve been involved in a range of community-based projects and for the past three years I have worked with the Omega St potters and St Simon’s church in Southsea leading the ‘Empty Bowls’ project. Collectively we made and donated over 150 handmade bowls.‘Empty Bowls’ brought people from the city in a communal environment to share a simple meal together, raise funds and awareness of the homeless and hungry in our city.

2019 Exhibitions and sales outlets
Portsmouth Potters exhibition the Zodiac Gallery Portsmouth Guildhall March 19
Artspace Open Studios June 19
Created in Portsmouth Art Trail in October 19
Southern Ceramics Group, Winchester Discovery Centre in Winchester in November 19-January 20
Artspace Open Studios December 19
Crafts in the Tower March-December 19
Created in Portsmouth Art Trail Oct 19
The Beehive Portsmouth Oct 19 to present
Blossom Boutique Southsea Oct to present

2020 Exhibitions and sales outlets
Crafts in the Tower March-December 2020
Emsworth Harbour Arts Market 21 March, 20 June, 18 July and 17 Oct 2020
Artspace Open Studio 20-21 June 2020
Southern Ceramics Group Bishops Kitchen Chichester 1 Aug-16 Aug 2020
Created in Portsmouth Art Trail 9-11 Oct 2020
The Beehive Portsmouth
Blossom Boutique Southsea

Originally trained in 3D exhibition design at Portsmouth College of Art & Design, I gained an MA in Related Arts at University of Chichester and a Cert Ed from the University of Portsmouth. I work p-t as the Director for the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance recruiting graduates for teacher training.

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