Q&A Nicky Martins



Nicky Martins

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

I am a ceramicist making ceramic vessels and figures. I construct using sculpture crank and add colour with slip, majolica glazes and ceramic decals.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Quirky, intuitive, hand built, upbeat and fresh.

Do you have any design heroes?

I appreciate and am informed by so many different visual artists from across different disciplines, that it isn’t fair to name a few!

Where is your studio?

In my garden.


Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Correspondences first, then plan, make and reflect, clear up after.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I have just been making some new figures and developing the construction technique which I usually construct with.

Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?


What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

Lots of bowls vessels and ceramic figures that hopefully the good folk of Sale will enjoy.



What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

I am looking forward to exhibiting at Sophie Nixon’s along with Toby Cotterill and Juliette Hamiliton.

Tell us something we don’t know

Art is a joy and it permeates and enriches our lives.


Thank you!


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