Nuala Creed, born in Dublin Ireland, moved to the US as a young adult. In her late thirties she took her first clay class and was seduced by it. In 1999 she earned a BFA with high distinction from California College of the Arts. Since then her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, in Korea, Finland, France, Hungary, and Ireland. 


Nuala has received many awards for her work, which is represented in both private and public collections, such as National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Dublin; Pro Artibus Foundation Collection, Finland; the American Museum of Ceramic Art; and the Design and Craft Council of Ireland. For the past ten years she has been working on a collection of ceramic figures for The Internet Archive in San Francisco. To date there are 140 of them exhibited in the Great Room of The Archive.

Her work is included in many books, such as Confrontational Ceramics by Judith Schwartz, Ceramics Ireland Celebrating 40 Years of Makers and Community, Ceramics and The Human Figure, by Edith Garcia, and 500 Figures in Clay, by Lark Books. Articles about her work appear in several art magazines, which include Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics Ireland.

She has been a resident artist at:

Zentrum Fur Keramik, Berlin, Germany. 2018
C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Italy. 2015
National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland. 2013
International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary. 2012
Pro Artibus Foundation, Ekenas, Finland. 2011
A.I.R. Vallauris, France. 2009.
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine. 2010