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Nicholas Danielson, 2016–2017 Joan Lincoln Fellow

Nicholas DanielsonNicholas Danielson creates objects that present food, offer conversations, invite touch and enrich space. His work grows from a deep love for historical communal wares and is inspired by their humility and unapologetic functionality. Having largely practiced ceramics in an academic setting, he is excited to have the opportunity to make his transition from a student researcher to a professional practitioner as a long-term resident at the Bray.

Nicholas was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After 20 years, he moved west to Montana. There he completed his BFA in ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, in 2012. Following his graduation, he held a short term residency at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana. He went on to earn his MFA from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, in 2016. While a graduate student he completed a study abroad program at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea.

To see more work by Nicholas visit his website at

Nicholas Danielson
Tiered Tray, 2015
iron-rich clay, refractory slip, glaze
15" x 10" x 10"

Nicholas Danielson
Oval Bowl, 2016
iron-rich clay, refractory slip, glaze
8" x 16" x 10"

Nicholas Danielson
Set of Wall Vases, 2015
iron-rich clay, refractory slip, glaze
23" x 4" x 3”

Nicholas Danielson
Long Tray, 2016
iron-rich clay, refractory slip, glaze
6" x 15" x 4”