Michael Rice

Michael Rice holds a Degree in Fine Craft Design, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Art and Design), and a Master’s Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Design, all from the University of Ulster. Michael is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) based in Geneva and the IAC UNESCO representative for the UAE. As a writer, he has published articles in the UK-based international magazine of art and craft ‘Ceramic Review’ and the Australian publication ‘Ceramics Art and Perception'. In 2016, Michael exhibited as a finalist in the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei and was the runner- up in the Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize in collaboration with Tashkeel. In 2019 he was a finalist in the Korean Ceramic Biennale and in 2020 was again selected as a finalist for the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale. In 2021, he exhibited at the Ceramic Expressions exhibition as part of Singapore Art Week and was also a finalist in the KOGEI Award in Toyama, Japan.

Michael is Chair of the Visual Communication Department and an Associate Professor of Studio Art at the American University in Dubai.


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