Nicole Aquillano

Thousand Islands Bridge Ornament (Circle View)


This ornament depicts a view of Thousand Islands Bridge as you drive over it, an iconic symbol of homecoming. Each unique ornament is handmade by ceramicist Nicole Aquillano in her Massachusetts studio. Nicole took an unconventional path to become a full time studio potter. After pursuing a career in civil engineering, she left to follow her passion and earned her MFA in ceramics from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design).

Nicole etches each image into porcelain clay with a knife and inlays a bluish/black underglaze. The high temperature of the kiln combined with a clear glaze overlay slightly blurs the drawing, much like a faded memory. 

Ornament measures approximately 3.5" in diameter. 

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