Medium: Gallery: About: Glass is my medium. Kiln forming is my passion. The emphasis in my studio is on creativity and innovation. Creating one of a kind glass art for over 18 years, I am an abstract glass artist, with interest in vessels, dichroic jewelry, fritography, collage and sculpture, inspired by my road trips and […]
Medium: Glass Gallery: About: Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Nicholson van Altena Glass was founded in January of 2018 by Hannah Nicholson and Alana van Altena. As second generation artists, Nicholson van Altena Glass is creating their own unique works while continuing the works of Rick and Janet Nicholson of Nicholson Blown […]
Medium: Glass, Metal Work, Multimedia, Sculpture, Stone, and Textile Gallery: About: I create site-responsive, powerfully forged sculptures in kiln-formed glass, metal and mixed media. My vision is to interpret the expansive, creative force of nature’s elements shaping our environment. My sculptures stimulate and inspire deep appreciation of the environment in viewers. My long list of […]
Medium: Acrylic, Batik, Ceramics, Collage, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawing, Fiber Art, Glass, Illustration, Iron Work, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Oil, Painting, Pastels, Photography, Plein Air, Portraiture, Sculpture, Silk, Steel, Textile, Vitreous Enamels, Watercolor, Wearable Art, and Wood Gallery: About: 18 well known Northern California artists will be participating in the 22nd annual North Auburn […]
Medium: Concrete, Glass, Metal Work, Mixed Media, Mosaic, and Sculpture Gallery: About: Faducci was developed in 2002 by the combined exploration of artists Solomon Bassoff and Domenica Mottarella. Their whimsical emotive sculptures have received enthusiastic acclaim and have been acquired for both public art installations and private collections. Their creative interests are sparked by nature […]
Ceramics and Kiln Formed Glass give me the ability to work with my hands and imagination. I often use found objects, precious or semi-precious stones and metals in the work I create, always trying to create movement in what can be very stiff feeling materials. My art can be functional and non-functional. I like to use colors and textures from nature, combining my ceramics & glass techniques to create unusual pieces. Putting a glass dragonfly on a ceramic piece or a ceramic frog on a glass piece, adding copper or brass leaves and vines to a piece makes my pieces different and unique. When someone asks how I created the piece I know I have captured their attention.
I grew up in San Francisco, CA where nature and museums were all around me. I loved art and took classes in high school and college. In 2000 I started taking courses at Sierra Nevada College “Visiting Artist” summer workshops. That’s where I fell in love with ceramics and kiln glass. Some of my instructors were: Kathleen Koop, Bill Abright, Andy Ruble, Randy Brodnax, Don Ellis, Shuji Ikeda & Carole & William Hutchison. My studio is named Stick In The Mud, in Auburn, CA.