ABOUT NICOLA DENCH
Nicola Dench is a ceramics artist currently based in Tauranga with an amazing CV and depth of artistic ability, having completed a Diploma of Art and Creativity (Hons) at The Learning Connexion in 2008, a Diploma of Teaching, BSc Diploma of Photography with the New York Institute.
Nicola is a member of The New Zealand Fine Art Academy, NZ Potters Inc, Regional council member for the Lower North Island, Wellington Potters Association and WAG (Wellington Artists Group). She has had work selected for Portage ceramic awards, Waiclay, NZ Potters National exhibitions, the NZ Art show, the Global Eye Exhibition at Pataka, The WOW parade in Wellington, the WCC Crossover Exhibition at NZAFA.
"I have been creating art works ever since I can remember... I have worked in many different media, I paint acrylic and oil mixed media paintings covering many different subjects, but my main focus since 2008 has been ceramics. 2009 was an exciting year for me with the building of my studio, The Clay Penguin, the acceptance of my work in a new reference book on contemporary ceramics, Ceramics Today, to be published by Schiffer Books USA, and being awarded the Premier Award by the Wellington Potters Association for "Southern Alps" in the Ceramicus exhibition."
Her work is held in private collections in Japan, Europe, UK and New Zealand.