Rebekah Nicholas is a watercolor painter and functional potter. She graduated from UW- Milwaukee with a bachelors in Visual Art and Design in 2011. Her studios are within her historic home in Milwaukee, WI.


Rebekah Nicholas makes watercolor paintings that involve nature, and geometric shapes. Her work is often very colorful and involves patterns and repetition. She is inspired by nature’s small vignettes like moss and pebbles by a tree stump. Also, Rebekah has an interest in patterns from arabesque architecture to art nouveau wallpapers to tessellations. These interests are juxtaposed in the painting creating a ying and yang of natural and manmade.


Rebekah Nicholas makes functional porcelain pottery for use in daily life. She uses the wheel and an electric kiln to make her dishes and serving ware. Her glazes are handmade and tweaked to meet the demands of modern life and aesthetics. Rebekah’s watercolor paintings influence how the glaze is applied, and she adds washes and brushstrokes and splatters to pieces. Plates and bowls may be commonplace items, but they are used in the intimate setting of communal dining. She believes artwork in this setting can bring people together. 


B.A. in Visual Art and Design - University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee 2011
La Ceiba Gráfica - Printmaking Class

Professional Memberships

Cedarburg Artists Guild 2015 - 2019
WI Craft 2018 - current

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network 2023 -


Cedar Creek Pottery
Cedarburg, WI

Lumos Wellness
Milwaukee, WI



WDCC Biannual Juried Competition
Plymouth Arts Center

Art on the Move
Outpost- Mequon


Main Street Gallery
Cedarburg, WI

Main Street Gallery
Cedarburg, WI

Art on the Move
Java Dock Cafe
Port Washinginton, WI

Art on the Move
Partnership Bank
Cedarburg, WI

30x30x30 Art Show
Var Gallery and Bar
Milwaukee, WI

Small Size, Big Impressions
The Pink Llama Gallery
Cedarburg, WI

City After Dark - UWM Open House
Agua Frescas - NRCSA Gallery Night and Day
BFA Exhibition - UWM Arts Center Gallery

BFA Exhibition - UWM Arts Center Gallery
First Year Exhibition - UWM Student Union Art Gallery