As a designer, maker and thinker; Nicola is interested in value systems, with
specific reference to architecture.
Whilst travelling around New Zealand; the outhouses and farm buildings that
puncture the land fascinated her. Despite being built for function, Nicola recognised a
beauty and a value in their weathered, scratched and used surfaces. Her work explores
the visual and emotive values identified using materials, line and form to create or suggest
space and texture. She is also moving into using line more primarily, introducing a
geometric and graphic style to her bodies of work.
Nicola’s jewellery also references the beautiful philosophy of Kintsugi. The
celebration of connection within her work highlights those found within architecture; but
also talks of the preciousness of that which is used.