About Me - Nicola Lawry
I was born in Cornwall and grew up in the small fishing village of Newlyn. My family have been a large part of the fishing community with my grandfather being one of the founders of W Harvey & Sons shellfish merchants. On my grandmother’s side, my great grandmother, Dora Johns, was a local artist who was taught by Stanhope Forbes and was part of the Newlyn School of Art. She was inspired by the Cornish coast and landscape and during her life she produced several oil paintings of local scenes.
I’ve always been interested in arts and crafts and spent a number of years making handmade silver jewellery, which I still enjoy making today. A few years ago I became fascinated by fused glass art and decided to learn more about it. From the day I made my first piece I realised that I had a real passion for it and couldn’t wait to make the next piece.
I’ve been inspired by my grandparents and I try to focus the majority of my ideas around the sea and the local scenery. I enjoy turning my ideas into reality and am always eager to experiment and learn new techniques. For me there is no better feeling of satisfaction and excitement than opening the kiln to see how my creations have turned out!