Frank Nemick

Pueblo, CO

(b. )

“I strive to bring joy and beauty together into a piece that will continue to engage its audience.”

Clay artist Frank Nemick has worked and created with clay for most of his life. From a young age, he has felt the need to make things, and clay has proven an inexhaustible medium with a rich history from which to draw inspiration. Inspiration also comes from the prairie vistas to the rugged foothills of his southern Colorado home.

Nemick uses both the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques to create his vessels and sculpture. They are then subjected to the kiln for firing, often using the ancient Japanese technique of raku, in which the piece is taken from a red hot kiln and subjected to smoke and water. Many pieces are lost to the stresses of the Raku firing.

Nemick was lucky to have an outstanding art teacher in Junior High School, where he learned to create with and throw clay. His education continued at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Here he studied philosophy, ceramics and sculpture, graduating with a BS in art. He also is a retired firefighter from Pueblo, Colorado.

Nemick has had work included in National and Regional juried shows in Colorado, California, Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia.