Nespoon was born in 2009. Lace soon became her signature style. Why lace? Because each lace harbours harmony, balance and a sense of natural order which, the artist believes, is what we are all searching for. Her preferred technique, using ceramics, is used in many countries. Lace is laid onto the clay or porcelain and the material is pressed until an indentation of the design is visible on the dish. As her exploration of lace developed, its utilitarian function became almost redundant. Instead, the harmonious repercussions from the designs were more and more necessary. Lace evolved from many other techniques. Therefore, it is impossible to say that it originated in any one place. However, the city first associated with it is Venice. It was there that the first known lace pattern books were printed (“La Pompe”, in the 1550s). In the early years, the city acted as a hub for spreading knowledge about lace. By the 1660s, high-quality lace was being made in many centres across the continent. As emigration from Europe increased, so did the delicate technique of lace weaving, and in the centuries past, the skill and the demand spread around the globe.