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Nicholas Wright

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Three French Hens  (triplets)
Yellow Hen
Blue Hen
3 French Hens
One Fine Cock
One Fine Cockerel
Nicholas Wright Ceramics


"Why do I choose to sculpt cocks and birds?

When you look in the eye of a cock, it's like looking into the eye of a dinosaur, an intelligence from another age, which will outlive us.

Also for technical reasons. The cock with its incredible crest and tail feathers gives the imagination of the artist almost infinite possibilities. (From the baroque to the minimal)

Nicholas Wright is the grandson of Royston Adzak the renowned British Sculptor, Photographer and Painter (1927-1987)

Nichola Wright Applied Arts Ceramics.  Collection 2019

News:   FIVE NEW CHICKENS  AND 1 BIRD have arrived at the Modern Artists Gallery


Nicholas Wright commutes between his two studios located in Bristol and Paris. The Paris studio is situated in the Muse-Atelier Adzak.

Visiting Nick Wright at his Bristol studio we find find  him totally surrounded by an outstanding collection of his ceramic sculpture, many animals and birds - chickens, wading birds, parrots, tortoises and more. His work is collected Internationally and can be found in important Private and Corporate Collections.


Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.

Curator, Louvre, Paris


Chase Manhattan

Mr & Mrs Keith & Jenny Gibson

Atelier-Musee Adzak -Paris.   (The only Museum built by a British Artist in Paris)

Nicholas Wright: Ceramic Sculpture

Modern Artists Gallery, Oxfordhshire, Spike Island Bristol, Atelier Adzak, Paris.

Born in 1956 Birmingham, England
Gloucester College of Art - Degree in Fine Arts
Exhibition at the Royal Academy Summer Show, London
Government Ceramics Award to work and travel in Tbilissi, Georgia
Works and exhibits in Paris, Modern Artists Gallery Oxfordshire and Spike Island, Bristol, England.

'I spend half of the year in Bristol and half in Paris, in the former workshop of my uncle, sculptor-photographer Roy Adzak. I like working like he did in the open air of the garden planted by him in the cement courtyard of the oldest house of the Rue Jonquoy. As a child I often saw Roy working in the same courtyard. The simplicity of his basic life influenced me as did his love of travel and of Nature. 

I love the sea, the mountains and old towns... I often travel to the High Alps, Mont Blanc and Mont Pil√Ęt and in springtime will make a second trip to the Himalayas, this time to the Hunza Region.

I first started the wall pieces in the mid 1990's. Before I went to Georgia I made a rough copy of a Scythian piece of metal work. 

The Scythians were horseman and metal workers on the Steppes north of the Caucasus mountains during Greek times.The Scythian metal work is highly stylised. I have not so much copied stylisation but taken the pierced form. Over the time I have incorporated my drawings into the pieces.

Nicholas Wright: Sculptures en Céramique

Né en 1956 à Birmingham, Angleterre.
Gloucester College of Art - Licence en Beaux Arts
Exposition au Royal Académie Summer Show Londres.
Bourse en céramique pour voyager, travailler et exposer à Tbilissi, en Georgie.
Travaille et expose à Paris et à Spike Island, Bristol, Angleterre.

"Que-ce-qu'un coq? Il nous regarde avec son oeil de dinosaure, boule de feu parée de mille éclats de coloris foudroyants. Intelligent il survivra à notre espèce.
Je passe la moiti√© de mon temps √† Bristol et √† Paris dans l'atelier de mon oncle, feu Roy Adzak... j'adore travailler en plein air, surtout dans la cour et le petit jardinet plant√© par mon oncle √† la Rue Jonquoy... j'aime la mer et la montagne et les vieilles villes... les Hautes Alpes, le mont Pil√Ęt. Je suis tr√®s influenc√© par le simplicit√© de vie de mon oncle, sa passion pour les voyages et la nature.
√Čtant enfant, je venais tr√®s souvent √† Paris regarder travailler Roy Adzak dans la m√™me cour."

Nicholas Wright: Keramik-Skulpturen

Geboren 1956 in Birmingham, England
Gloucester College of Art - Diplom in Bildender Kunst
Ausstellung an der Royal Academie Summer Show in London
Stipendium fuer Keramik, fuer Reise, Arbeit und Ausstellung in Tbilissi.
Arbeitet und stellt in Paris und in Spike Island, Bristol, England, Modern Artists Gallery UK.

"Was ist ein Hahn? Er betrachtet uns mit seinem Saurierauge, einer Feuerkugel, die in tausend Splitter leuchtender Farben geteilt ist. Er ist intelligent und wird unsere Spezies √ľberleben.
Ich verbringe jeweils die halbe Zeit in Bristol und in Paris, im Atelier meines Onkels, des verstorbenen Roy Adzak... Ich geniesse es, im Freien zu arbeten, besonders im kleinen Garten, den mein Onkel in der Rue Jonqoy gepflanzt hat... Ich liebe das Meer, die Berge und die alten St√§dte ... die Hautes Alpes und den Mont Pil√Ęt.Ich wurde stark beeiflusst von der Einfachheit des Lebens meines Onkels, seiner Passion fuer das Reisen und die Natur.
Als Kind kam ich sehr oft nach Paris und schaute meinem Onkel beim Arbeiten im selben Garten zu."

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