Nick Mackman is a sculptor of one-off clay animal sculptures. She has been widely exhibited and in 2012 she was Overall Runner-up and Go Wild Category winner in the Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. She also won the Open Category in 2010. Her animal models have found homes with, amongst others, John Cleese, Judi Dench, Chris Packham, David Shepherd and Viscountess Serena Linley. She has been commissioned by British Airways and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Most of Nick’s animal sculptures are Raku fired, giving a rich but natural looking crackle glaze. She aims to get under the skin of the animal, giving each animal sculpture its own personality. Many of her subjects are highly endangered and, in depicting them, she seeks to enlighten us to their beauty, humour and tenderness. She lives in Devon, in South West England, with her husband, twin children and two dogs.