Nicola Wolstenholme was born in Ulverston, UK in 1957. As a youngster she helped in her parents fancy goods shop in Morecambe where her they sold ceramics including the brightly coloured handpainted work by Toni Raymond which was very popular at the time. This is when her love for ceramics must have rooted, and the visits to the Beswick potteries in Stoke-on-Trent with her father to collect stock in the 1970’s were memorable events.
In 1980 she moved to Holland in the early 1990’s and started going to ceramics evening class. It was soon clear that she wanted to learn a lot more about making ceramics and how to master throwing techniques. In 2007 she started a part time pottery course at SBB school in Gouda. After passing her exams in 2009 she continued with extra courses for throwing and glazing.
She has taken inspiration from pots bought from many different potters over the years and now her passion is to make tableware herself. Using handmade ceramics every day is the way to appreciate it the most. Nicola is inspired by many potters from past and present times. She enjoys makeing most of the glazes used her self, and the efects the glazes have with different clays. The endless possibilities of the different techniques make ceramics inspirational and a lifetime development process.