Nam Tran

Artist Simon Shepherd

Nam is an award-winning practitioner who exhibits internationally. He specialises in wheel-thrown raku, bringing years of experience and craftsmanship to every object made. He focuses primarily on exploring the physical properties of clay and experimenting with alternative firing techniques which are key characteristics of his work. Nam likes to create pieces inspired by his childhood memories of video games and toys with a modern twist. He fuses these creations with experimental techniques and finishes, making them classic works of art in their own right.

Since appearing as a contestant on BBC's The Great Pottery Thrown Down 2017 and C4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas on Channel 4, Nam has been in high demand to conduct lectures, demos and workshops around the country. He has recently been appointed Lecturer in Ceramic Design & Form at UCL’s prestigious Bartlett School of Architecture. He studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Arts.

Together with Susi Huang, they have established two Cernamic Studios in North and South London, with the aim of building communities of ceramic artists in previously empty spaces and making this art form entirely accessible to anyone willing to give it a try. Cernamic has become one of the most sought-after studios for ceramic classes and commissions in London, with Nam and Susi working with a plethora of clients from big name artists to budding artists at the beginning of their artistic journey.

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