Lucy Dorothy Nichols is an English paper artist, creating paper sculptures that have a story to tell, be that humorous, informative or thought provoking. Her recent sculptures are inspired by titles from the Observer Pocket Book series and include amongst others, a Rainbow Making Machine, a Weather Maker’s Shop and even a Zoo for Imaginary Animals and Curious Creatures.

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a career in IT management and more recently a return to University to study an Art Foundation, Lucy’s creative practice has had a slightly unconventional start. However, a passion for making and experimenting remains a constant throughout her work. Using a variety of materials, including reclaimed papers, thread and wire, Lucy explores the many ways of working with paper in order to bring each sculpture to life.