Nolie Marie Wilson began studying ceramics as a child, participating in 4H workshops and paint-and-fire groups that allowed them to take pottery through from greenware to final glazed pieces. Their work often received awards for its meticulous detail, attention to color, and unusual texture. The practice of creating ceramics stuck with them into adulthood, when they turned their focus primarily toward glazework, seeking similar forms as blank canvases allowing a versatility of expression depending on the glazework used to bring forth its final aesthetic.
Most of Nolie’s early ceramics are in private collections, and they primarily create ceramics by custom order, owing to the intensity of the labor, and their disabilities. They specialize in trnansforming found items into unusual statement pieces.