Nicola Henshaw’s work is both sculptural and functional, an indefinable combination of the real and the imagined. She works predominantly in European hardwoods, carving it to create pieces for both inside and out.
Her inspiration is drawn from a love of storytelling, fables and proverbs; and from travels in Africa, India and the Far East. Each unique piece of work, whether a garden bench, child’s chair or intricately carved box, weaves a magical story and evokes a powerful sense of place.
Nicola studied Three Dimensional Design at Wolverhampton University, specialising in wood. On graduating, she received a Crafts Council Grant to set up her first studio in London. Nicola has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has had work commissioned by a wide range of private, corporate and public clients, including The Forestry Commission and The National Trust. She lives and works in the New Forest, Hampshire.