We are blowing Saturdays from September 1 to Christmas (if all goes well) beginning at 10am. Stop by if you can. I still recommend watching the demonstrations in the mornings although it has cooled down just a bit and is starting to look like Fall. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Join us Friday night September 21 from 6 to 9pm for our Pumpkins and Brew preview party! We are introducing our "first ever" glass Pumpkins. The Fall North Auburn Art Studios Tour is the following Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23 from 10am to 9pm. www.northauburnartists.com
We rarely make garden balls but I have a few in our garden that I love. So we made a custom one for a visitor from South Carolina and I am thrilled that she sent a photo. "My beautiful garden ball with stake has arrived. It is truly gorgeous; so gorgeous that I really want to keep it inside. It is, however, safely anchored in a back garden space that we can see when we sit in our family room. It will be enjoyed for a very long time. Thanks for such a special piece. Just makes me want more!"
The Artwalk was a fun and busy night. It feels great to get back to showing photography again. I chose simple graphic images to compliment the brick walls of the dark Bistro from our trip to Central Italy Spring of 2011. They are up for the month of August so stop by and enjoy "Italian month" at Latitudes Restaurant.
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.