I met Nicola at the Oxford Gallery in the early 90s; I admired her work and immediately commissioned a mirror to replace one that had had to be moved. It is still on the wall giving pleasure to family and friends. I have followed her career from London to the New Forest and admired the imagination and skill that she exhibits in pubic and private commissions as well as the witty pieces I have admired (and bought) in the craft gallery. She made a bench for us in California and sculptures for two gardens in the UK. It has always been a delight to work with her as a consummate professional as well as a warm and positive woman.