Current Long-Term Resident Artist
Hometown: Austin, Texas
For Nicholas Weddell, utility is a vehicle that carries his work into spaces of intimate personal interaction. He strives to develop glazes that evoke joy and celebration and that enter the outskirts of possibility, drawing one in to explore the depths of a glassy micro-universe. His work begins as an investigation of form, color and texture yet approaches new meaning in the context of a home. From cups to an expanding range of objects—starting with stools, armchairs, bathtubs and chaise lounges—he invites familiar forms to metamorphose into experiences of wonder and strange joy.
Nicholas received his MFA in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2019. Previously, he earned his BFA in ceramics at Texas State University in 2016 and an associates degree in art at Austin Community College in 2014. He has recently been an artist-in-residence at the Lefebvre et Fils in Versaille, France, and at the Center for Contemporary Ceramics at California State University-Long Beach.