Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pendants Installed

"Our pendants are hung and are beautiful" I love to see our glass in place so I am very happy to receive photos. The color works well with the wall and back splash and I love the light cabinetry!


We are honored to be a part of AMORPHOUS, celebrating 50 years of studio art glass at the Blueline Gallery in Roseville, CA featuring the work of 18 glass artists. The opening reception is 7 to 9 pm October 20 and the show will continue until November 10.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shorebird's new home

"Just thought I would share Shorebird's new home. This is my 'negative ion zone' where I can pretend that I am at the beach listening to the waves and watching the shorebirds scoot along the water's edge. He is so well 'feathered'. What talent you three have!"

Successful Tour and Pumpkin Party!

Still in recovery mode. It was so busy that I didn't even take photos! Please send some along if you have any. Pumpkins and Brew was a magical evening. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our friends and supporters who made it all happen.

"We enjoyed ourselves very much last night. What a great idea! We were very happy to see all the folks and how many were purchasing items. I bought two pumpkins! The pizza was delicious and what a lovely evening! Sounds like a winner for future times as well"

"Just wanted to let you know that Friday night was just a perfect way to transition from summer to autumn. Everything about it was magical. The people, the food, the weather and the art. Your beautiful pumpkin looks stunning in my kitchen. Can't stop admiring it. I hope it was a wildly successful evening for you and that it will happen again in the future."

Thank you for such wonderful comments. We will plan it for next year!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

North Auburn Fall Art Studios Tour

THIS WEEKEND! Join 15 north Auburn artists for sales and demonstrations from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Free map at Our picnic table has new wooden seats and top so we are ready for action!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Introducing Chris Stenzel!

We are excited to bring on Chris Stenzel this Fall! Rick met Chris at the Pilchuck Glass School this summer and he happened to grow up in Newcastle (very close to us)! He studied glass at Palomar and worked for Mad Art in Vista. We are happy to have new energy to bring to the process so be sure to visit us this Fall for some exciting demos. Planning on some hot sculpting! First opportunity: September 22 and 23 from 10am to 5pm we will be participating in the North Auburn Fall Arts Studio Tour.  Friday night enjoy "Pumpkins and Brew" at our studio from 6 to 9pm September 21.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Nicholson Glass abroad

"I just had to send you this photo of your vase.  My brother and I bought it in Oldtown because your studio was closed at the time.  He took it with him as our present to a dear friend and yesterday she got to unpack it.  He reports that she was delighted.  So there you have it.  Whereas up to this point, only my friends in Germany have been recipients of Nicholson glass, we have now added China."

Friday, September 7, 2012

Shorebirds breaking out!

 We are happy to say that our Shorebird will be featured in the Pilchuck Glass Auction October 12 at the Westin Seattle Hotel. We hope to go since it is such an outstanding and inspirational event - and we can visit cousins too!   Closer to home, another Shorebird will be featured in the KVIE Art Auction, on air September 28 -30. The reception is at the station September 24 from 5:30 to 8:30. We have given to this event for many years because we firmly believe in the importance of public community television. You can bid from the comfort of your home!  

The Shorebirds are created with hot sculpted, freehand blown glass. Rick has been refining his hot sculpting skills for several years and has taken classes with Karen Willenbrink Johnsen and Jason Johnsen. I love to play with the powder designs and our metal sculptor, David Redmond, completes the hand forged steel legs and bases. We love to go to the ocean every chance we get and can sit and watch the shorebirds run and poke through the sand for hours. We are anxious to continue to create more!

Pilchuck Glass Auction
KVIE Art Auction