Path and Inspiration As a teacher Nicola finds she creates a variety of different work to inspire others; jewellery, animals, birds, figurative sculpture, T-pots, wall hanging plaques & heads. The making process is the starting point: card-board templates are used to cut clay round a base to build up from or before forming into man-made objects used as moulds and other techniques like pinching, coiling, slabbing and throwing are used in collaging sections together. Nicola likes to tell stories through her clay work.
Process and Practice After an international career in Public Relations, Nicola trained as a Ceramic Fine Artist in UK late in life, setting up her ceramic workshop, Longfield Studio in 2004, where she continues to teach and practice pottery and mixed media. I enjoy bringing people together to be creative and passing on skills of using simple tools, and found objects to design, shape and decorate clay.