It is fascinating to see the inside of the glass furnace at "room temperature". It is up and running again. By Wednesday it will be 2200 and ready for blowing. Time to get on that early morning schedule!
"Best in the City" or country in our case. We are grateful that people make the effort to find us. Today we had a young woman from Philadelphia visiting San Francisco who made her way to our studio. She was focused, determined and ready to explore our foothills. We are grateful!
Wow! We are really into it now....The furnace and glory hole are completely apart. We plan to blow by next Wednesday. Matt is here for the summer and we have big plans and long lists. There will be a few events and open Saturdays throughout the summer. We'll be closed on Saturdays June 16, July 14 and 28 and August 11.
Co-Owner of Nicholson Blown Glass since 1979. Rick studied glass at the University of Southern California and was a TA at Pilchuck Glass School for Dale Chihuly and Fritz Dreisbach in 1981.
I left my photographer position at the USC in 1979 to freelance and create designs on Rick’s clay forms. We were married the same year, and our artistic collaboration began. By 1982, we concentrated on glassblowing and moved to nine acres in Auburn, California where we raised two daughters, now in college.
Our works involve figurative sculpture, sculptural lighting, and multiple piece wall and ceiling installations. Recent projects include a 10-piece wall for the BMI lobby in New York City; two wall installations for the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Shenzhen, China; a 21-piece wall installation for the lobby of Weil, Gotschal and Manges International Law Firm in Dallas, Texas; a 17- piece wall installation for Kaiser Hospital in Roseville, California; multiple glass and steel sculptures for M Resort in Henderson, NV and two Torsos for the 4 Points Hotel in Guangzhou, China. While Rick does the hand blown work, I am the color and design part of our collaboration.