Nicole Caputo creates one of a kind ceramic art objects and functional pieces. They are all lovingly hand built and sculpted using traditional techniques and are fired and glazed in New York City in small batches. She was featured as Emerging Artist in September 2016 by international magazine Ceramic Review.
Nicole is also VP, Creative Director at Hachette Book Group in New York City. Her cover designs, lettering and illustrations have been awarded by the One Show, AIGA/NY, How International Design, PRINT Regional Design, The New York Book Show, the National Gold ink Awards, London International Creative Competition, Communication Arts, Type Director's Club, Art Director's Club, STEP Design Magazine, and the Publishing Professional's network.
She also wrote the foreword to Book Cover Designs, published by Schiffer Publishing in February 2016, which features more than 500 book cover designs and 50 of today's top designers discussing their process for creating the perfect book cover.Her design work has been published in Graphic Design Solutions, 5th Edition as well as other prestigious publications, including Communication Arts, HOW magazine, PRINT magazine, and the Type Director's Club and Art Director's Club annuals.
"My inspiration is derived from my life and experiences, from the natural world as well Italian, Swedish and Mexican potters, designers and artists. I enjoy creating art objects that I would want surrounding me in my own home, and usually those that hold an uneven edge, fingerprints baked into the clay and some record of the process that created it."