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.


Opening Hours

Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri 9am–12pm
(closed Saturdays & public holidays).

Makerspace, Unit 89, Alserkal Avenue
Sat-Thu 10am – 7pm
(closed Fridays & public holidays).

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba
Nad Al Sheba 1
Temporarily closed for renovation

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