Nichole has made Southern California her home for the past 20 years and has enjoyed creating pottery for just as long. She makes all her pottery on a wheel using porcelain clay and mixes her own crystalline glazes from raw materials. Crystalline Glazing is a process where crystals are grown in the glaze during firing, similar to how geodes and gems grow in nature. She has created several color recipes and is constantly testing and searching for more. In the pottery world, the success rate is much lower for this glaze than others, often resulting in poor color, no crystals, or breaking under the intense heat. Due to the lengthy time required to master the glaze, the great care that must be taken in its mixing and firing, and the small success rate, Nichole is one of the few potters today who use this glaze. Her award winning art is represented in several locations; as well, she is an active participant in various venues throughout Southern CA.
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