Nick Rees has worked with John Leach at Muchelney Pottery near Langport, Somerset since 1972. The continuing success of the Mulchelney classic range owes much to Nick's deft hand, critical eye and skills in managing the firing of the three-chambered, wood-fired kiln.
In Nick Rees' own signed pieces, the Leach tradition is still there, reinterpreted and personally explored. Having trained as a carpenter, Nick occasionally uses wood working tools to alter or cut the bottle forms.
Many of these individual pots have subtle alteration, are segmented faceted or fluted to accentuate the form. Often gently spiralling around the pot, these alterations produce added movement and dimension to the pot's form. Nick uses both stoneware and porcelain, the inspiration is obvious but the touch is soft and refined.
Nick is a fellow of the Craft Potters Association.