Rising Meadow Pottery
Nick received a B.F.A. from the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University in
1992 and completed a variety of residency programs at institutions such as; The Archie Bray
Foundation in Helena, Montana and Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan.
Nick and his wife, Diane Rosenmiller, established their pottery, Rising Meadow Pottery, in
Middletown Springs, Vermont in 1998. The pottery is complete with a variety of kilns, studios,
teaching facility and a gallery. In 2009 Nick completed the construction of a single chamber, 70
cubic foot, internal firebox, catenary arch, wood burning kiln (pictured on front). This kiln will
rekindle a passion for the wood firing process that began for Nick as an undergraduate in art
school. The use of locally harvested fuel from area sawmills compliments Nicks ongoing use
and experimentation with regional minerals as raw material for glaze ingredients; such as slate,
yellow ochre, granite and ilmenite.
The two significant historical ceramic traditions being referenced in Nicks pottery are the folk
pottery traditions from Asia; Japan, China and Korea and early American stoneware from New
England. Wether it is the textures used on the surface of the clay, the slip trailed designs
incorporated into the glazed ware or the salt firing process, the influence of ceramics rich
traditions are present.
The absolute historic and contemporary need for well designed and
aesthetically pleasing stoneware pots as everyday objects to help produce, preserve and serve
food, or present flowers keeps him busy as a student and maker of handmade pots.
50 West Street- Middletown Springs, Vermont, 05757- (802) 235-9429