Nikki Lewis is a professional potter and educator who lives in the foothills of Los Angeles. She received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from UCLA. Her wheel-thrown and handbuilt earthenware vessels have been widely exhibited.
“Throughout my life I’ve had the great luck of living life in physically wild and beautiful places. My work has evolved over the years to reflect a fascination with my surroundings. Currently I reside in the mountainous area of Altadena, outside of Los Angeles proper. My backyard is a canyon with a large stream that swells from the snow pack from the San Gabriel mountain range. The abundant wildlife and flora in the vicinity inspires my current clay work. Coupled with a longstanding love affair with drawing and painting, I choose to carve and paint the indigenous creatures of my neighborhood into the most natural of materials, clay.”
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