Nicky Houghton has always enjoyed making things. As child the teachers warned my parents that she’d never put the modeling clay down and concentrate on my studies...... As soon as she could hold a soldering iron she made models out of tin cans and wire which, of course, led to a career in engineering!

Later when she finally got the opportunity to quit work and become a full time mum, she returned to clay. She has concentrated on this medium since then and enjoys making a variety of different items from function-ware through to sculptural pieces.