Nina has been in the role of teacher and student for more than forty years. Following a twenty-six year teaching career, she is now launching a full time endeavor into creative work. Former teachers; Paul Friesen, Tom Kerrigan, Gail Kendall, Tom Coleman, Bill van Gilder, and Rimas Vis Girda are some of the teachers who have had a lasting impact on her work . Nina has had her ceramic work displayed at the Stones Throw Gallery, Arts Center of St. Peter in Minnesota, and numerous Prairie Lakes Regional Art Exhibitions, where she has garnered awards and recognition. Previous to moving to Minnesota, Nina exhibited in shows in Cincinnati, Ohio and in Houston, Texas. She has operated Clay Works by Nina since 2006. She creates each piece with a unique approach by responding to the clay’s magical direction.