Join Max Waterhouse for a guided walkthrough of a 2022 exhibition of pots by Nic Collins.
Nic Collins is viewed as one of the leading wood-firers of his generation, continually evolving his craft, developing his firing and kiln techniques, pushing himself to the very limit to achieve the beauty that he seeks. He is an uncompromising potter who makes uncompromising pots.
Collins himself is a quiet, self-assured, self-reliant man. His pots are equally quiet, it is only when you get to know them and give them time that they begin to talk to you and tell their stories, from their calm beginnings to their frantic almost violent birth from the wood kiln. Living with them, holding and using them allows one to see and appreciate the subtle variations in form, colour and texture that are so loved and admired.