Handbuilt Pottery inspired by Mother Nature 

Every piece is handmade and built from rolled out flat slabs of clay, assembled and created in small batches. 

Each carved landscape is done free hand by me using a variety of carving tools. My glazes are handcrafted using a recipe of raw materials weighted out to one tenth of a gram and combined with water. 

I love objects that appear as if they have history, or story to tell. Embracing the philosophy of wabi sabi, which celebrates elements that are weathered, worn or rusted. Appreciating the beauty in the naturally imperfect world and accepting the natural cycles of growth, decay and death. Wabi sabi reveres authenticity above all.

“It was made by my hands, and evidence of this can be found in every piece made.” -Nicole Loraine


Ikigai is a Japanese term that roughly translates to “reason for being.” Ikigai (pronounced “eye-ka-guy”) is, above all else, a lifestyle that strives to balance the spiritual with the practical.

This balance is found at the intersection where your passions and talents converge with the things that the world needs and is willing to pay for.

Learn from mistakes, & don't rush.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read, even if it you only skimmed the page. 

I love being able to create, and I couldn't do that without the support of my family, friends, and all of you supporting this journey.

I appreciate you.


Nicole Loraine 

Ps. I am a one woman team, I make everything myself, including the glazes, the website, the social media, ordering, restocking, fielding questions and keeping myself, my husband, our son S, and hoard of animals alive, happy 'n well fed. 

Nicole's Tin Shed Studio
Cavan Creations Pottery
by Nicole Loraine

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