Nick DeVries


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

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

Professional Experience

Grey Fox Pottery – Arden Hills, MN                     December 2002-April 2011

Senior Potter/Quality Control Manager


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

Selected Exhibitions

2018  Exquisite Forms – Charlie Cummings  Gallery, FL

2017  The Intimate Object – Charlie Cummings Gallery, FL

2017   For the Table – Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

2017   Functional Ceramics – Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH

2017   Last Call II – Companion Gallery, Humbolt, TN

2017   Texture – Schaller Gallery, St Joseph, MI

2017   Residency Exhibition – Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2016   The Cup, The Mug – Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY

2016   Americano Invitational – Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2015   Strictly Functional Pottery National 2015 – Lancaster, PA

2015   Yunomi Invitational: AKAR – Iowa City, IA

2014   Yunomi Invitational: AKAR – Iowa City, IA

2014   Pour 2014: Terra Incognito – Oak Park, IL

2013   Cherry Creek Art Festival – Denver, CO Exhibitor

2013   Brookside Art Annual – Kansas City, MO, Best of Ceramics

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: Purchase Award

            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


2016  Pitchers, Teapots, Cups, and Mugs: Ceramics Arts Select Series

2015   Ceramics Monthly: “Divergent Aesthetics” (Cover Photo) December Issue

2013   500 Teapots Volume 2: Lark Crafts

2012   Ceramics Monthly: “Exposure”  September issue                                      

Workshops  and Residencies                                                                      

2017   June, Potters Shop Workshop: Thrown and Altered Porcelain

2017   April, Artist in Residence – Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2015  MATC; Workshop Madison WI

2014 Edina Art Center: Elements and Principles of Design in Clay

Gallery Affiliations                                                                                        

The Grand Hand Gallery, St Paul, MN

Ripple River Galley, Aitkin, MN

Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Bell Street Gallery,  La Pointe, WI

Seasons on the St Croix, Hudson, WI

Able Contemporary Gallery, Belleville, WI

Plinth, Denver, CO

James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

Schaller Gallery, St Joseph, MI

The Art Spirit Gallery, Couer d’Alene, ID