Nicci Parry-Jones

Moving to Queensland in late 2017, Nicci quit her day job to become a full time potter, but her arts practice ranges over 25 years, encompassing ceramics, photography and design.

Her ceramics are a joyful mix of colourful thrown porcelain forms, quirky tea pots and whimsical sculptures that reflect the spirit of discovery the artist is exploring living the dream. She is currently setting up a new studio on Mt Tamborine and teaches for the Gold Coast Potters Association.
 
Nicci’s says of her practice:
"I love to throw on the wheel; it is that quiet timeless space that coalesces 20 years of practice and spontaneous creativity into one action. Then comes the science and an age old process: firing the clay; mixing ingredients like an apothecary; dipping, lapping and overlapping glazes and loading the kiln, hoping the kiln gods smile on you. I feel privileged to be able to work in the field of ceramics, creating forms that offer a haptic intimate experience that only handmade crafts can give."
 
Nicci’s ceramics are sold under her brand, PJ Pottery
www.pj-pottery.com

 

Selected Awards

Executive Dean's Award, Faculty of Arts and Education, CSU 2017

Grand Champion Exhibit Pottery Section, Glen Innes Annual Show, 2016 

Reserve Champion, Black and White Photography, Glen Innes Annual Show  and First Prize, Colour Enlargement, Glen Innes Annual Show, 2015               

TAFE Student Award (commitment to teaching), 2010    

TAFE Communications Award, 2009

 

Experience

  • Invited to produce dinner sets for A Taste Of Noosa dining event, Cooroy Qld 2019
  • Initiator/ co-curator of XX Factor exhibition, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Qld for Int. Women’s Day 2019
  • Member of Board of Management, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Qld 2018
  • Artist/scholar in residence, Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia February 2017 and July 2017
  • Design and print-ready graphic design for 2 museum art trail brochures Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 2017
  • Guest speaker at  International Women’s Day 2013 and 2016
  • Guest Curator (with Caroline Downer) of artworks@ARTLANDS Dubbo, Regional Arts Australia National Conference 2016
  • Ceramic artist-in-residence in Spain and USA 2009 and 2013

Additional Info

Name:
Nicci Parry-Jones
Address:
Mt Tamborine
City:
Mt Tamborine
State:
Queensland
Post Code:
4271
Telephone:
0427 746 982
Email:
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Instagram:

@pj_pottery 

Exhibitions:

Selected Exhibitions 2007 – 2019

  • Participant and Co-curator XX Factor Exhibition, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, Qld
  • Eclectica Group Exhibition, BFAC Members, Butter Factory Arts Centre
  • Untethered Group Exhibition, Arts Connect, Butter Factory Arts Centre
  • Domestic Bliss II Solo Exhibition, Glen Innes Art Gallery
  • Inclusion II Solo Exhibition, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
  • Inclusion Artists’ Collective Studio, Tenterfield
  • Sense of Play Solo Exhibition, NERAM, Armidale
  • Playing with Clay Solo Exhibition, Tamworth Regional Gallery
  • Domestic Bliss Solo Exhibition, Armidale Art Gallery
  • Part of the Picture Solo Exhibition toured to: Armidale Art Gallery, Armidale, NSW; Gunnedah Civic Centre; Playhouse Hotel Gallery, Barraba; Muse Gallery, Sydney

Accomplishments

  • 2019 Initiated and co-curated XX Factor Exhibition for International Women’s Day
  • 2018 Noosa Open Studios and Australian Ceramics Association Open Studio events
  • 2017 Table Talk pottery workshops with refugees and new migrants, Armidale and Tamworth for Arts North West
  • 2017 Scholar in Residence, Islamic Art Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2017 Judge of photography, pottery and 3D works, Inverell Acquisitive Exhibition
  • 2016 Guest Curator (with Caroline Downer) of art works @ ARTLANDS Dubbo, Regional Arts Australia National Conference (October 2016)
  • 2013, 2015, 2017 Judge, artist & demonstrator, Frost Over Barraba Festival
  • 2013 Artist in Residence, Decatur Illonois, USA
  • 2007  Judge of sculpture, pottery and mosaics for Inverell Acquisitive Exhibition
  • 2007-8 Costume designer Glen Innes Arts Council productions of Chicago and The Full Monty
  • Participating Artist in Hidden Spaces Exhibition, Glen Innes
  • Participating Artist Moving Art Exhibition, touring regional NSW
  • Sell out exhibition My Place, My Time, My Self, NERAM, Armidale
Resume:

Short CV

Bachelor of Arts - Art History/Communications 2017 Charles Sturt University

Advanced Diploma of Ceramics 2008 Gymea,  TAFE NSW

Arts Projects Officer Arts North West 2007-2017

TAFE NSW Ceramics Teacher 2006-2012

Cert 1-4 Studio Ceramics  1995-2006, Glen Innes TAFE NSW

 

Selected Awards

Executive Dean's Award, Faculty of Arts and Education, CSU 2017

Grand Champion Exhibit Pottery Section, Glen Innes Annual Show, 2016 

Reserve Champion, Black and White Photography, Glen Innes Annual Show  and First Prize, Colour Enlargement, Glen Innes Annual Show, 2015               

TAFE Student Award (commitment to teaching), 2010    

TAFE Communications Award, 2009

Ceramic Practice:
Throwing, Sculptural
Clays Used:
Porcelain
Firing Techniques:
Gas Kiln
Glaze Techniques:
Dipping
Galleries and Sales Agents:

Healthy Homewares - Maleny

The Orangery - Maleny

The Little Shop of Soul - Cooroy