Nicole first learned pottery at a young age in France as an apprentice in 8 different professional studios. Soon after moving to Sonoma Valley, CA in 1977, Nicole built a large gas kiln and set up a studio at her home where she made her stoneware and porcelain for several years. After an inspiring trip to Arizona, and New Mexico, Nicole discovered a Southwest Indian technique in which she began to practice the process of burnishing then firing in sawdust. Since then her work has evolved over time, continuously influenced and inspired by her environment that surrounds her.
Nicole's ceramics are all functional pieces with warm round shapes and glazed in a variety of colors. She hand throws all her work on her electric wheel, hand glazes every piece and fires in a low temperature electric kiln. Nicole's themes and color pallets continue to evolve, making every piece one-of-a-kind and unique with its own imperfections. All her work is produced in her little studio in the Sonoma Valley, and is open to customers who want to stop by and visit. If you are in the Sonoma Valley area, feel free to stop by, otherwise please send her a message to set up an appointment for a visit or to inquire about custom orders.
1777 W Watmaugh Rd.
Sonoma, CA 95476