Nina was born in Somerset to Welsh parents and still lives in the Somerset countryside, her childhood and adult life found her  spending much of her free time on the Pembrokshire coast. Having enjoyed a varied 25 year art career she can now be found creating sculpture from her home studio.

Her work focuses on the process of making, textiles, ceramics and works on paper all embracing materiality and surface. Working with colour, the history of craft and the language of textiles her textured ceramics with seductive glazes, densley tufted woolen threads and bold drawings all part of her visual language.



Alongside her profesional practice Nina is a curator for  ACEarts, a gallery and education charity in Somerton, Somerset and is proud to be a member of RWA (Royal West of England) AN, seam Collective and The Royal Society of Sculptors.




Blog post for seam Collective (2021):


When did you start working with fibre and fabric?

When I was six my Gran taught me how to use her knitting machine. I have made things ever since.


What are you working on now?

I am creating wearable sculpture, playing with shifting the viewers experience from observer to a physical experience.


What is your lockdown headline?

The lockdown has reminded me of the restorative nature of home, creating art in my domestic space has been healing.


Describe textile life in 5 words...

Material comes alive with touch.


What lockdown life lessons have you learnt?

The ordinary can be extraordinary.



Higher Education:

2014 MFA. Bath Spa University

2012 BA Hons Fine Art Plymouth University


Selected Teaching:

2015: Lead artist of Craftivist Garden community arts project for SAW

2012 - 2014 Teacher of art and design, Sherborne International School, Dorset.


Selected Gallery experience/curation:

2015 - current Artistic director ACEarts, Somerton

2014 - 2015 Hauser and Wirth Somerset, Bruton, Gallery and education assistant.

2013 Gavin Turk Night at the Museum Bristol Museum and Art gallery, assistant.

2012 Field for the British Isles Anthony Gormley, Barrington Court, Somerset, member of installation team.


Find and follow me on instagram: @ninagronwlewis


For more info on the Artists' Book workshops Nina loves to lead see Book Love or ACEarts website .







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