One of our favorites is Nicolson Blown Glass. We have bought several pieces through the years.It's a pleasure to go in and watch them work. It's a husband and wife team.
Rick and Janet’s dedication to glass blowing is evident in the excellent quality of their work. The emphasis in their small studio is on creativity and innovation. Each piece is a free-hand expression of the excitement and risk-taking found in an experimental glassblowing studio.
Following his university education, Rick Nicholson operated a pottery studio full time in southern California from 1974 to 1981. Janet left her photography job in 1979 to freelance and create designs on Rick’s clay forms. They were married the same year, and their artistic collaboration began. By 1982, they were called to concentrate on glass alone and settled on 9 acres in Auburn, California.
Rick is world famous for his beautiful blown glass piece. He was even commissioned to make some ornaments for the White House.
Here's the Point Break Wave bowl my husband bought me years ago for Mother's Day.
The little pumpkin is what we bought recently. They had a pumpkin event the night before we ventured out.
from her daily life. After working with metal since 1991. She is amazing at
starting a sculpture with a thought and a piece of steel, rarely putting her thoughts
on paper. Construction carefully begins with framework so that she can establish
balance in her desired form. Then, like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, Jennifer
Johnson welds the chosen found objects and new steel to create a beautiful form fluid,
graceful, and intriguing.