With a love of the outdoors, I draw much of my inspiration from forms, patterns, textures and effects found in the natural world. Current work includes a Limenal Beach Series reflecting on natural textures caused by the ebb and flow of the tide. The Lattice Frost Bowl Series is directly inspired by frost and snow touched by sunlight emphasizing beauty within a fleeting fragility.
Established for over 25 years, Prisms Glass works to commission for private & corporate clients, as well as Public Arts projects. Commissions include period work, as well as exciting contemporary designs for screens, windows, mirrors, & lighting. 'We use a wide variety of techniques and materials, maintaining a high standard, and encourage client involvement and consultation.
I am a self-taught glass artist, working from my home studio in Chatham, Kent. I am also a volunteer at Nucleus Arts, where I help run the Rochester gallery and exhibit my work. I started on my glass journey making jewellery six years ago and am now a bit addicted to working with frits and powders on a larger scale.
In August 2002 Nichola returned to her native Scotland after a decade of making glass in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United States. During this time she has worked with many of the leading glass designers/makers within Europe and the USA most notably Toots Zynsky in Amsterdam and Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg in Switzerland.