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Just to give you a little background on us - Paul and Sandi Nichols are the Prairie Potter.

Paul is a studio potter with special interests in functional, pit-fired and folk art pottery.  He has been a potter for about 20 years, studying originally at Creighton University with Susan McGilvrey and Jerry Horning.  He spent 23 years on active duty with the United States Air Force retiring honorably.  He worked for 15 years at Creighton University before retiring again to become a full-time potter.  Paul believes his art to be a work in progress of development.

I have been a ceramist for about 16 years. I retired after 26 years at Creighton University.  I began by decorating Paul's pieces and moved on to creating works of my own from pieces that Paul throws.  My pottery embellished with 3-dimensional floral work is my trademark as well as my decorative work in underglazes.

Prior to beginning work on pottery I was a decorative artist and I have successfully translated my work in acrylics to my work with underglazes.  I also enjoy hand building.

We participate in area art shows and living history events. We are members of The Passageway Gallery in the Old Market in Omaha and the Wildwood Gallery in Nebraska City. We work out of our home in Bellevue, NE.

Thank you for visiting our new web site. It will always be a work in progress, so check back to see what's new. We hope you enjoy seeing our work. Eventually we plan to have a "selling" website, but until then if you see something you are interested in you can reach us via e-mail at prairiepotter@cox.net or psnichols@cox.net.

I would invite you to become a fan of The Passageway Gallery on facebook.  You will be kept up-to-date on events going on at the Gallery and on its artists.  To get a good look at the artists in the Gallery, which is in its 30th year, visit the website at http://www/thepassagewaygallery.com