Born October 1st, 1969 in Rochester, NY. Richard Nickel received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from State University College at Buffalo, New York in 1996. The received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics 2000 at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Richard Nickel is an active artist, educator and writer who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has been published in several books on contemporary ceramics and art journals. As a designer, Richard has created posters for Crafted Indie Arts and Crafts Market, a cover illustration for Studio Potter, ceramic awards for Skutt Kilns, illustrations for Alt Daily and animations for WHRO HealthBeat. As a ceramic sculptor, he has pieces in numerous private collections. Richard is also an active public artist, having designed and painted murals in Rochester, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Norfolk, VA; and Virginia Beach, VA. And Hampton , VA.