In August 2002 Nichola returned to her native Scotland after a decade of making glass in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United States. During this time she has worked with many of the leading glass designers/makers within Europe and the USA most notably Toots Zynsky in Amsterdam and Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg in Switzerland.
She creates energetic, exuberant and vital sculptural forms in hot glass. Considered a colourist by fellow glass artists her works are carefully crafted to incorporate many colours and textures creating unique artworks that delight the viewer.'My work is fairly organic in nature. Most of my works initially come from harnessing a moment in time within my own history. This may be as simple as witnessing ink slowly being dispersed through water or the memory of the flicker of a fire bursting to life. In my most recent work the pieces have become an artistic impression of a recent visit to Africa, which relates to my interest into ethnic adornment, textiles and the relationships between people. Often my work involves two or more key elements as I try to create interaction between forms, indicative to human relationships'