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Susan Nemeth

Susan Nemeth lives and works in London



2010 - 2012    MA Degree, Ceramics, Royal College of Art. London

1975 - 1978    BA Degree, Ceramics, University of Wolverhampton

1973 - 1975    Foundation Course, Bourneville School of Arts and Crafts, Birmingham 



2015  Masterclass with Susan Nemeth,,   


Public Collections:

Bolton Museum, Bolton, UK

City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent UK

Inax Corporation, Tokoname and Tokyo, Japan

Kecskemét Contemporary Art Studios, Hungary

Leicestershire County Education Committee, Leicester, UK

Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK

University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK



2018     Finalist The European Prize for Applies Arts, World Crafts Council, Mons, Belgium

2016   Finalist The 8th Ceramics Talent Award of the Nassauische Sparkasse, Keramikmuseum, Westerwald, Germany

2016    Finalist 2016    Shortlisted for The Carter Preston Prize Exhibition, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK

1990    Winner Inax Design Prize, Cultural Exchange Program June - Sept, Inax Corporation, Japan

1989    David Canter Memorial Award, UK

1988    Batsford Craft Award, UK

1979    Setting Up Grant, British Crafts Council, UK


Solo Exhibitions: 

2010    Handmade Porcelain, Affinity Fine Art, Somerset, UK 

2009    Susan Nemeth Inlaid Porcelain, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2007    Susan Nemeth Ceramics, Castle Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, UK

2006    Close to Nature, Broughton Gallery, Broughton, Biggar, Scotland, UK

2005    Susan Nemeth, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2003    Susan Nemeth, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London, UK

1993    Susan Nemeth, Gallerie Tessel, Den Burg, The Netherlands 

1984    Hand Built Porcelain, Liberty’s, London, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019/20  Céramics Gourmandes, The Fondation d’entreprise BernardaudLimoges, France

2019   Collect, shown with Contemporary Applied Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London

2019/2018    Showcase, Dover Street Market, Comme Des Garçons Company, London, UK

2018/19   European Prize for Applied Arts, World Crafts Council, Les Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium

2018   International Contemporary Ceramics, Cultural Centre of Andenne, Andenne, Belgium

2018    Ceramics Triennial, organised by the Dutch Association of Ceramists (NVK), CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL

2018    Plates Please, Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland    

2017    Die Suppenküche, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany

2017    Tresor Contemporary Craft. Shown with Taste - Contemporary Craft, Messe, Basel, Switzerland

2017    Artgenèva, shown with Taste - Contemporary Craft, Geneva, Switzerland

2017    Vase: Function Reviewed, curated by Brian Kennedy, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2016    Making a Winter’s Tale, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

2016    In Residence 11,  Oliver Sears Gallery, Ireland, pop up in Fitzroy Square,  London, UK

2016   Focus: Vessel, The 8th Ceramics Talent Award of the Nassauische Sparkasse, Keramikmuseum, Westerwald, Germany 

2016   Vase: Function Reviewed, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2016   Carter Preston Prize Exhibition, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK  

2015    A Change of Direction: Transformations, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

2015    A Leap into the Unknown: Transformations, Contemporary Applied Arts at Circus, London, UK

2014    Banquet, Kàplona Galéria Kecskemét, Hungary

2014    White Gold, Nantgarw China Works Museum, South Wales, UK

2013    Fresh, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, UK  

2013    Friendship Forged in Fire, British Ceramics in America, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California USA

2012    Focus, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

2012    A Spatial Surprise, London Design Festival, Mint, London, UK

2012    Show RCA 2012, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2010    Porcelain Another Way, Gallery of Glass and Ceramics, Wroclaw, Poland

2010    A Living Space Curated by Kit Kemp, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

2009    Helen Beard & Susan Nemeth, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey, UK

2008    From the Same Earth, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester, UK       

2007    Porcelain Bowls from England, St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2006    Susan Nemeth, The Yard, Nijmegen, Netherlands 

2005    Naked Clay, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark Nottinghamshire UK

2004    British Studio Ceramics and Glass, Dashwood Galleries, Calgary, Canada

2004    Coloured Porcelain, St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

2004    Inaugural Exhibition, Clay, Venice, Los Angeles, USA

2003    Bowls, Carlin Gallery, Paris, France

2003    British Designers, Gumps Department Store, San Francisco ,USA

2001    Contemporary British Crafts, Transiti Design, Rome, Italy

2000    Handmade British Crafts at San Francisco International Fair, San Francisco, USA

1999    New British Ceramics-Tendence, Messe, Frankfurt Germany


Residencies and Symposiums:

2014    Banquet, Symposium, The International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary – 3½ weeks

2013    Weekender, Residency, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke, UK      

2009    Porcelain, Another Way, Symposium, Walbrzych Porcelain Factory, Wroclaw, Poland – I month

1990    2nd Inax Design Prize, Inax Corporation, Tokoname & Tokyo, Japan – 3 months


Major Articles:

2016    From Idea to Finished Form, Ceramics Monthly, Sept 

2015    Susan Nemeth, Masterclass, Ceramic Review, Oct/Nov

2003    Susan Nemeth, Layer Upon Layer, Ceramic Review July/August 


Selected Publications: 

2017    The Teabowl: East and West Bonnie Kempske, Bloomsbury

2016    Focus: Vessel, Förderpreis Keramic 2016 der Nassauischen Sparkasse

2014    Ceramic Glazes, The Complete Handbook, Kate Doody and Brian Taylor, Thames & Hudson 

2013    Friendship Forged in Fire - British Ceramics in America, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Essayist Richard Jacobs                                     

2012    The Best of 500 Ceramics, Edited by Linda Kopp, Lark books

2012    The Workshop Guide to Ceramics, Duncan Hooson and Anthony Quinn, Thames & Hudson 

2012    The Ceramics Book, Edited by Bonnie Kemske, Ceramic Review Books

2010    500 Vases, Julia Galloway, Lark books

2008    500 Platters Plates & Chargers, Linda Arbuckle, Lark books

2007    Colouring Clay, Jo Connell, A & C Black 

2004    Naked Clay, Jane Perryman, A & C Black

2004    Porcelain And Bone China, Sasha Wardell, The Crowood Press

2002    The Ceramic Surface, Mathias Ostermann, A & C Black 

2002    Porcelain, Jack Doherty, A & C Black

2002    The Potters Guide To Ceramic Surfaces, Jo Connell, Apple Press

1998    Colour In Clay, Jane Waller, The Crowood Press 

1995    Porcelain, Caroline Whyman, Batsford 

1990    Ceramics Manual, Graham Flight, Collins

1990    Ceramic Form: Design And Decoration, Peter Lane, Collins 

1986    New British Design, John Thackara, Thames & Hudson 



2006    Ceramic And Glaze Learning Program, University of Ulster

1985    The Doomsday Project, BBC Video Disc Archive


Selected Workshops:

2017    Masterday, Drawing Workshop, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Uk  

2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009    Inlaid Porcelain Mastercourse, La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, Firenze, Italy 

2016, 2014, 2012    Coloured Porcelain, the Art of Neriagi, Mastercourse, The International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary  

2016, 2015    Porzellan, Achat Technik, Jordan Keramik, Guarda, Switzerland

2014    Inlaid Porcelain, De Kopler, Harebeke, Belgium

2014    Inlaid Coloured Porcelain, Bethlam Royal Hospital, Beckenham, Kent, UK

2014     Ceramic workshop in partnership with the CPA, Susan Nemeth, Morley College, London, UK

2013     Making Quick with Susan Nemeth, Family Weekender, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke, UK     

2013    Colour in Clay Mastercourse, Morley College, London, UK

2007, 2003   Mastercourse, Richmond Adult Community College, London, UK

2004    Masterday, Middlesex University, London, UK

2003    Porcelain Day, Craft Potters Association,  Camberwell School of Art, London, UK

2003    Visiting lecturer, The London Institute, Camberwell School of Art, London

1998    Museum Materials Project with Schools, Geffrye Museum, London, UK

1997    Porcelain workshops with Adults & Porcelain workshops with Children, Geffrye Museum, London, UK