In 1976 in the City of Groningen in the North of the Netherlands I came into this world as Nina Linde Jaspers. Eleven years later we moved to Amsterdam where I still live, off and on.

In 1998 I entered the course Medieval and Early Modern Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam. During my studies I spend an Erasmus-year at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal. After that I participated in a Dutch Brazilian research project twice, that executed an archaeological excavation on a Dutch-Portuguese fortification on the Isle of Itamaracá in Brazil. After that, I specialized in South-European tinglazed ceramics that have been imported into the Dutch Republic in the 16th and 17th centuries. My MA-thesis focusses on Italian ceramics dating from the same period.
In 2006 I started working in the function of junior specialist for medieval and early modern ceramics at ArcheoSpecialisten. Since 2009 until 2014 I have worked as medior specialist at ADC-ArcheoProjecten, where I analysed and wrote many reports on archaeological ceramics from the period between 900 AD until the subrecent past. In June 2012 I decided to broaden the horizon with Terra Cotta Incognita, while continuing two days a week at ADC ArcheoProjecten. This spreading of the wings felt so good that the definite step to work fulltime for Terra Cotta Incognita followed in 2014.

Besides my activities in project archaeology, my research on South-European imports in early modern Northern Europe hasn’t come to a stop. Articles on the subject came out in professional magazines, am participating in a Dutch-Italian collaboration project and am rewriting my MA-thesis into a monography and continuing my research on French and Italian tinglazed ceramics.