Joerling Studios - Nick

Artist Statement

Nicholas Joerling

I like  blue collar pots, that do the everyday work of carrying, containing, delivering, but at the same time "step out" and are active in the mind and imagination. I like pots that make good use of the constraints of utility and push against those boundaries too. Pots that entertain some dicey possibilities. In my own studio I hope for pots that have qualities of sensuality, empathy, humor and risk.


Artist Bio

Nick Joerling is a full-time studio potter who has maintained a studio in Penland, North Carolina since the mid-1980's. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Louisiana State University in 1986. He has taught in craft programs in the United States and abroad, been widely reviewed and exhibited, and is represented in public and private collections.



April 21 - 22, Functional Ceramics Workshop 2017, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio, 3 demonstrators: Tara Wilson, Nick Joerling, Liz Zlot Summerfield. Demo only. Contact or 614 486 4402.

April 27 - 30, Cross Pollination, Odyssey Center for the Arts, Asheville, NC, hands on workshop with Nick Joerling and Liz Zlot Summerfield. Contact Nick at or 828 765 5392.

May 20, Walnut Creek Clay Art Studio, Walnut Creek, California, Demo only. Contact Gregory Byard,

June 10 - 11, Alison Palmer Studio, South Kent, Ct. Demo only. contact or 860 927 4680.

September 20 - 21, Concord University, Athens, W. Virginia, Demo only, contact James Biggs at

October 1, Sally Jones Pottery Studio, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC, contact or 662 347 3614.



EXIBITIONS 2014 (partial listing)

January 11 - February 22, "Southern Hospitality", Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Md.

February 1 - May 18, "Cabin Fever Reliver", Pocosin Arts, Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

March 19 - 22, NCECA, 18 Hands Gallery, Milwaukee, Wi.

March 20 - April 26, Functional Ceramics Exhibition, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio.

May 16 - June 21, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado.

May 18 - 22, The American Regional Ikebana Conference, Asheville, NC.

June 1 - 30, Goodyear Gallery, Jekyll Island, Georgia.















Nicholas Joerling
1958 Penland Road
Penland NC 28765
828 765-5392

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