Artist of the Week: Nicole Lyster

To buy or commission a piece you can go through my website and we can go on a clay adventure together.

I work in my garden studio using a variety of clays; stoneware, earthenware, porcelain and crank and try to use it in as many different ways; throwing, slab building, coil building and sculpting. I mix my own glazes using oxides to colour them (though I admit to using stains if the outcome I want requires it) and like to try out different glaze methods; dipping, spraying, painting and wax resist. Such a variety of materials and methods results in a variety of ceramic pieces; functional, sculptural, fun and serious, but all made with care and consideration of the final piece.

My work reflects my life caring for two children with cystic fibrosis. To be successful (and sane) in this situation one must be flexible and rigid at the same time, with infinite patience, an enormous sense of humour and an appreciation of the importance of fun whilst dealing with serious situations.