Laura Nuchols


Ceramic artist Laura Nuchols enjoys listening to classic English murder mysteries while she labors over her highly refined sgraffito images on ceramic tiles. 


“Watching an image appear as I carve the surface intrigues and surprises me,” says Nuchols, “much like the unfolding of a good mystery novel.” 


Sgraffito, a technique in ceramic decoration, is where the top layer of glaze is scratched with a design to reveal a different color underneath.