Nina Chechelashvili is a ceramicist born in Georgia and raised in New Zealand. With a background in textile design, material science is the foundation of her practice. Using raw materials to create glazes and unique blends of clay, she plays with colour, texture and surface treatment in each of her hand built pieces. Her work explores themes of fantasy and utopianism, mixing the primitive and futuristic, natural and artificial to offer little glimpses into new worlds.
In 2018 she was a finalist in the Quartz Museum Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award, before travelling to Denmark for an artist residency at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center. She now works out of her garden studio in Auckland, continuing to be inspired by the magic of nature and the alchemy of ceramics.