Inspiration for Nicola’s work comes from feathers, shells, pebbles, driftwood, leaves and pine cones which she collects, and from family days out and walks with her dog. The ever-changing light of sunsets is the influence behind the muted palette which is found in her work.
Nicola hand-builds her ceramics out of porcelain clay. This is a process where the clay can be rolled out or manipulated to create textures, the form of the piece then taking shape. Her work is fired in the kiln up to three times, to 1250 degrees after glazing.