Q&A Nicky Martins


Welcome back to Sale Arts Trail Nicky Martins!

Did you exhibit last years SAT?

Yes I did. I was at Sophie Nixon’s and that is a super venue along Poplar Grove. I am sure that it’s being used again this year. It has a lovely garden and setting, which is well worth seeing!

What have you been up to since last years trail?

Well since last year I have returned to full time teaching, been accepted to do an EdD, carried out a couple of commissions and had some of my work selected for the Sale Waterside Open 2016.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I am building up a body of new work for the Trail this year. It is so nice to get back into the studio and make.

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What will you be selling at SAT16? Anything new?

I am still making the bowels and figures but as time has moved on the process has refined and developed. This refinement of the process is something that is at the core of the creative process and an aspect of being a maker that I absolutely love experiencing.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

This year I will be exhibiting at the photographer, Anne Earnshaw’s home on Carnforth Drive in Sale along with Catherine Mahé, who works with glass.

What would be your superpower and why?

My selected super power would be the ability to suspend time on occasions of happiness for individuals and then implant that memory and associated emotions into the psyche of an individual who has forgotten what it’s like to be content in their soul. In these troubled times, a sense of having a balanced sense of happiness could be a useful and welcome tool of ‘mass happiness’!

When you aren’t working what do you do?

Being with my two children, doing anything sporty and visiting both galleries and open gardens.

Tell us something we don’t know
Being quiet and calm is underrated.



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