Kia ora, I’m Nicole.
Here you can find out a little about me, and my work.
Techniques, handling & care
I use a lot different types of clays and styles. I mix handbuilding, slip-casting, and wheel-throwing, earthenware, mid-fire, stoneware and porcelain. It’s usually fired in my electric kiln though I experiment with raku, pit-firing, and wood-firing when possible.
All of my work is meant to be used – however use with care! I generally suggest hand-washing and avoid microwave use, but it’s up to personal preferences. A few runs through the dishwasher or microwave won’t destroy anything, but it may shorten a piece’s life.
Exhibitions and awards
In 2018 I won the Waikato Ceramics award for Best First-time Exhibitor at the annual Ceramicus exhibition.
I also exhibited work in the 2019 Ceramicus exhibition (photograph above).
In addition to pots I make lots of other stuff, in my home/derelict warehouse/studio in Newtown, Wellington, Aotearoa. I’m a dedicated cyclist and am often spotted around Wellington on my bike, ‘Green Goddess’.
I also work full time as a librarian and help run the Ceramics Association of New Zealand, the Mechanical Tempest Community Bike Workshop, and the Pyramid Club/Sound and Light Exploration Society.
I’m happy to take custom orders/commissions. Just write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studio visits by appointment only at 305a Mansfield St, Unit M, Newtown.