Classical workmanship collides with 3D printing in Nico Conti’s paradoxical ceramics. A dance of contradictions, the vessels are fragile yet strong; modern, but still taking their cue from the history of great pottery.
It is clear that Conti is a bold pioneer of his craft. Having gained an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the RCA in 2019, his work was selected to be shown to the Prince of Wales. The rigorous yet playful experimentation he showed in his studies has since segued into a more complex and self-assured outlook.
This confidence is most apparent when looking at the shape and flow of Conti’s work. In time, he is hoping to upscale his pieces, creating larger, more elaborate sculptural work composed of smaller sections.
In 2021, Conti won a QEST scholarship which supports emerging talent in the Arts. He lives and works in Malta.