Gorham - "My name is Nicholas Zalisk and I currently reside and work in Maine, USA alongside my talented ceramicist girlfriend (EmilyDNortonCeramics.) We currently run a shop in Gorham, Maine and hang our hats at night in Portland. The shop we currently work out of allows us the space to designate our various practices, whether it be wood, metal, or ceramics. In 2007 I graduated from Maine College of Art and have since been actively doing woodworking and furniture making in southern Maine for residential and commercial customers. Sometimes I find my work isn't necessarily always about what material I am using or what discipline I am practicing, but rather about the discovery, understanding, and then ultimately the blending of new techniques. ... my livelihood as a furniture maker comes through in my impulse to assign a function to these works."