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Jen Nicoll

Rockpools and Daffodils
Dundee , United Kingdom

Rockpools and Daffodils is my ceramic art and jewellery business. I’m just starting out after years of doing it as a hobby and attending college. I use the nature around me to inspire me and also press flowers into the clay to create fossil type pieces.

60-Second Interview

Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
My Granny or Chewing-gum Granny as my sisters and I called her, let us do anything as long as we didn’t end up in tears.
What is the best thing about being your own boss?
Being in control of my future and doing what I want to do.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
Worked weekends in a shop in John o Groats when I was at school...£3 an hour!
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
Taking the leap to just GO FOR IT!
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
My husband
What is the one thing you are most proud of?
Leaving my “good job” to go to college and study my passion, Ceramics and Jewellery
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
Having my own retail space.
Favourite quote or mantra that you use?
What's for you won't go by you.
If you could give your ‘teenage self’ one piece of advice, what would it be?
Work hard and do what you believe in!