signed, dated 93
19 ins x 20.25 ins x 5 ins; 48.3 cms x 51.4 cms x 12.7 cms
Ingrid Nicolai was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1932 and immigrated to Canada in 1962. She studied Fine Arts at Champlain College in St. Lambert, Quebec, from 1975 to 1978, and was a Ceramics instructor at the school from 1979 to 1983.
Nicolai’s ceramic vessels, derived from Mycenaean and classical Greek pottery, are coiled from white earthenware, treated with ceramic stains in colours reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Her play with perspective is demonstrated in her work, her skill at representing a three-dimensional object in spatial recession on a two-dimensional plane.
Nicolai has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Korea and Japan. She was President of the Burlington Potters Guild in Burlington, Ontario from 1988 to 1989, and has also received several grants from the Ontario Arts Council. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.