Nick DeVries

devriespottery@gmail.com www.devriespottery.com

Education

Saint Johns University – Collegeville, MN   September 1997 - May 2001

  • B.A. with major in Studio Art, concentrations in Painting and Ceramics

Northern Clay Center – Minneapolis, MN               Sept. 2003-Dec.2003

  • Firing Methods Soda and reduction firing class

Professional Experience

DeVries Pottery – Minneapolis, MN                

April 2004-Present

Studio Potter

  • Established and maintain a personal studio and continue to make and exhibit new work 

Grey Fox Pottery – Arden Hills, MN              

December 2002-April 2011

Senior Potter/Quality Control Manager

  • Throw a portion of wheel-made mugs totaling 80-120 pieces/day
  • Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly schedule of work based on running orders
  • Design new styles of steins, tankards, chalices, and coffee mugs as necessary
  • Inspect quality of work at all points of production and troubleshoot errors and flaws

Edina Art Center – Edina, MN

Ceramics Instructor                                    Winter 2008-Spring 2011

  • Thursday night clay studio instructor

Northern Clay Center – Minneapolis, MN

Ceramics Instructor                                  Winter 2006, Winter 2007

  • Wheel instructor

Loso Pottery – St. Joseph, MN

Studio Assistant/Apprentice         Summers of 1999, 2000, and 2001

  • Assisted studio potter Jim Loso in the daily operations of his pottery studio
  • Fired studio kilns: electric, gas reduction, and raku
  • Assisted with art shows across the Midwest

 

Exhibitions and Shows

2015  23rd Strictly Functional Pottery National – Lancaster, PA

2015   Yunomi Invitational: AKAR – Iowa City, IA

2014   It’s Only Clay

Bemidji Community Art Center – Bemidji, MN

·      Margaret Harlow Ceramic Collection purchase award

 2014   Yunomi Invitational: AKAR – Iowa City, IA

2014   It's Only Clay

             Watermark Center for the Arts - Bemidji, MN

             ·         Margaret Harlow Ceramic Collection purchase award

2012   Pour 2012

            Terra Incognito Studios – Oak Park, IL

2012   The Perfect Plate

            Lillstreet Art Center – Chicago, IL

2012   Mug Shots: National Juried Cup Exhibition 2012

            LUX Center for the Arts – Lincoln, NE

2012   Coffee, Tea or . . . ?

            Terra Incognito Studios – Oak Park, IL

2012   Made For Each Other: A show of functional ceramics in pairs and sets

            Studio 550 Art Center – Manchester, NH

2012   Daily Companions: Cups, Mugs, Tea Bowls

            Baltimore Clay Works – Baltimore, MD

2012   The 5th international Texas Teapot Tournament

            18 Hands Gallery – Huoston, TX

2011   Fourth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function

            Gulf Coast State College – Panama City, FL

2011   It’s Only Clay

            Bemidji Community Art Center – Bemidji, MN

2011   Starbrick Clay National Cup Show

            Starbrick Gallery – Nelsonville, OH

2011    Compelled by Clay: Solo Show

            Ripple River Gallery – Aiken, MN

2011    Teapot Invitational

            The Grand Hand Gallery – St. Paul, MN

2011    crEATe: Art Inspired by Food

            Seasons on the St. Croix – Hudson, WI

2010   Containers 2010

            The Meyers Gallery at Muddy’s Studio – Santa Ana, CA

2007   7th Annual National Juried Cup Show

Kent State University, School of Art – Kent, OH

2007   It’s Only Clay

Bemidji Community Art Center – Bemidji, MN

  • ·         Margaret Harlow Ceramic Collection purchase award

2007   Artists of the Northern Clay Center

Northern Clay Center – Minneapolis, MN

2007   Faculty Show

Edina Art Center – Edina, MN

 

Gallery Affiliations

 

Ripple River Gallery, Aiken, MN                   

The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN        

Seasons on the St. Croix, Hudson, MN         

Karlyn’s Gallery, Washburn, WI                  

Campbelle Steel Gallery, Marion, IA             

Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, IA            

Lilllstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL      

Plinth, Denver, CO

James May Gallery, Algoma, WI