School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Carol McNicoll

Born: 1943, UK, England, Birmingham

Ceramicist. She studied fine art at Leeds Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art (1970-1973). Then she shared a studio at 4011/2 Workshops with Alison Britton for two years before setting up independently. One of the group of women who emerged from the RCA in the early seventies her fresh and inventive approach to ceramics was also given recognition by the Crafts Council with a solo show (1985).For a studio potter she uses the unusual technique of slip casting and assembling. The forms often suggest other materials especially textiles or cardboard although she always retains a reference to the vessel or container. Surfaces are decorated with colourful and layered repeat patterns also reminiscent of textile pattern. In 1985, she produced designs for Next Interiors and, although she continues to produce one-off pieces making work in series production. She had a one-person show at the Crafts Council Gallery in 1985. She is a visiting lecturer at Camberwell School of Art. Her work is represented in many private and public collections in Britain and abroad

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Coiled Teapot C1508 Ceramics

Corrugated Teapot C1509 Ceramics