Nick DeVries Pottery
I was first introduced to clay and the potters wheel my senior year in high school, I was hooked. I continued on my study in art at St Johns University where in 2001 I finished a Bachelors Degree in Art, with a concentration in painting and ceramics. During my years in college I also worked with St. Joseph potter Jim Loso, where I developed a strong sense of design and balance which persists in my work to this day. Since my college years I have worked as a production potter for a local pottery, taught courses at the Edina Art Center and Northern Clay Center, and have pursued my own studio ceramic work.
I have work represented in galleries, have shown in national clay exhibitions and participate in art fairs throughout the year.
Currently I maintain a studio located in the Q.arma Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Art’s District. My work has a strong foundation in functional forms: teapots, pitchers, cups, and bowls. Evident in my pots is a tight adherence to smooth consistent lines, strong curves, steadiness and balance. Open expanses of smooth surfaces are broken up by small adornments and the slightest of markings. I am influenced by large open areas of landscape which are often dotted with barns or other small buildings.