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Nic Waulker Handmade Jewellery is created in Lydiard Tregoze, Wessex

 

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Born and growing up on the edge of a fruit farm
and hop garden, close by the beautiful English city of Canterbury, Nic Waulker  has lived in North and South Wales, the West Country and now Wessex: all places rich with the ancient cultures and myth of Britain; its wild places, forests, coast and creatures.

 

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Mono-print, made on location in Wales, reproduced and hand coloured. Original 20″ high

 

These elements have informed and inspired Nic’s whole body of creative work from clay sculpture and tile, to  gypsy waggon and historic narrowboat decoration. From words and music to digital art and his current passion for creating one of a kind hand sawn and forged silver, bronze, copper, semi-precious stone and flame-enamelled jewellery.

 

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Bronze and Copper Ash-leaves for a commission, in the workshop

 

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Nic graduated with a BA (Hons) in 3D Design – Specialism Ceramics from the Howard Gardens School of Art, UWIC, Cardiff in 1996

 

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Some Bluehorses, Nic on the right

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Nic began his professional music career at the Hard Rock Cafe, Copenhagen aged 15, continuing to make music until 2008. For the last 15 years he ran Bluehorses - “Probably the only Celtic-rock-folk-heavy-metal-goth band around” (Genevieve Tudor BBC Radio) with his then partner, electric violin and harpist Liz Prendergast.

The band played and headlined festivals from St. Ives in Cornwall to the Orkney Isles via Glastonbury and in almost every country in Europe and Scandinavia.

 

They released 6 albums, all of which were produced and arranged by Nic who also wrote much of the music and lyrics. Their swansong recording, critically acclaimed as their best, was put together by Nic and guitarist and bass player Jay MacDonald after they had technically disbanded.

 

Bluehorses made TV appearances in several countries and had live festival and studio performances broadcast on Radio Caroline thanks to their friend and supporter Rob Leyton.. They filmed a live concert video and a live festival DVD, both directed by Nic’s great pal, David Wheeler, who has directed many shows for the BBC including Top Gear.

 

Critically acclaimed, the band featured on the cover of Froots magazine, had a MOJO magazine ‘Album of the Month’ and received a ‘Best of’ award from Classic Rock.

 

 

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Nic’s artwork appears on all of the band’s albums and dvds.
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Little Bob just awake in the Waggon, Pre-restoration

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While decorating historic narrowboats at the Boat Museum, Nic lived in a horsedrawn gypsy waggon in which he travelled around North Wales and the Lake District with his Bearded Collie “Little Bob” and Blackie-the-Horse. Before moving to his current timber dwelling, a crow’s spit from the evocative prehistoric world of Avebury and the Ridgeway, Nic lived in a log cabin in Fforest Fawr – a short scramble below Burges’s Gothic Revival Castell Coch.

 

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Castell Coch

 

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Nic steering a wooden horse-boat being towed down-country for complete restoration
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Nic’s Narrowboat Water Cans, Stools and Cabin Decoration at the Boat Museum

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Trompe L’oeil Window 2011

 

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