Nicole Jacquard was first introduced to making a piece in a day by Dr. Robert Baines in 1995 while studying at RMIT in Australia. Since then she has used the premise of quick studies and thinking through materials as a way to jump start her own work, as well as the work of her students. Participants in the workshop will go through a series of exercises removing themselves from their normal approach and hopefully leave with fresh perspectives in which to engage both their hands and their head in order to create new work.
Nicole is currently Area Head and an Associate Professor at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Her education includes a bachelor of arts from IU in 1991, and her first MFA from the University of Michigan. Nicole received her second MFA in 1995 while on a Fulbright Scholarship to Australia at RMIT University in Melbourne, and in 2004 Nicole returned to RMIT and completed her Ph.D. in Fine Arts.
Nicole has had 6 solo exhibitions and participated in over 80 invitational/juried exhibitions in the USA, Europe, Asia + Australia. Her work is in the collection of the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet Hungary, and the Riga Porcelain Museum in Riga, Latvia. Nicole has presented over 20 lectures on her work + and has had papers accepted to present at conferences in the UK, Australia, China, + the USA. Her work is published in over 30 of books, catalogues + websites, and her two solo catalogues, Personal Objects : Personal Spaces Catalogue printed in 07, and her self titled catalogue, Nicole Jacquard, from 05, are both available through Charon Kransen Arts.