Nichola Theakston | British, b. 1967
Nichola Theakston’s work is inspired by animal form, and she aims to explore and understand elements of our shared consciousness. Primates are an obvious and compelling subject and portraiture is a vehicle often used to express feeling and emotion. There is a classical thread running through the work in the formal approach taken to the understanding of subject, combined with a looser and more expressive, painterly application of surface on the clay.She has exhibited widely across the country and is collected enthusiastically by many who appreciate her exceptional natural ability and skill, coupled with sensitivity and awareness of her subject.
Besides exhibiting at many of the country’s leading ceramic and fine art fairs Nichola has work selected and exhibited annually for ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ in London, raising funds for endangered wildlife. Recent Commissions include designing and making trophies for Lush Cosmetic’s ‘Lush Prize’, rewarding initiatives within the world of science and lobbying toward bringing animal testing to an end.