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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Nicole Kessel

Ember and Art
Miamisburg Ohio 45342 United States
Work Phone: 9376260636 Website: Ember and Art


Handcrafted ceramics inspired by nature and reckless adventure!

Nicole Kessel is currently a garage potter and accomplished nature photographer working out of her home studio in Miamisburg, Ohio. Her work can be seen in many local shops and galleries throughout the Dayton area and she routinely attends a number of art festivals and special events in Ohio each year. Her years of experience as a photographer combined with her love for exploring the outdoors has given her a unique awareness of composition, light, color, and texture that influences her ceramic aesthetic.

As she continues to broaden her knowledge and proficiency in clay through education and experimentation, Nicole hopes to one day invest in a larger custom studio where she can expand upon her creative ideas and have a space to collaborate with other artists.

Artist Statement

I am a photographer and a potter creating handcrafted ceramics inspired by nature and reckless adventure. I specialize in both functional and decorative forms that embrace natural elements, textures, and colors which communicate my connection to the natural world and my desire to explore and help conserve it.