Here are the newest Shorebirds. Finally complete! It is a long process. About 3 hours in the hot sculpting and blowing process. Rick and Chris are a great team in the hot shop. I love doing the powder patterns and each time is a unique experiment. David creates the metal legs and base here in the studio and then they are off to powdercoat. We love to head to the ocean when we get the chance and are off to Hawaii Christmas week. Time to bird watch and draw. More birds planned for the new year!
So happy to have Hannah home from Santa Cruz for the tour. My girlfriends from Ohio also traveled a long way for the weekend just to see the tour! Of course, we had good conversation, food and wine too! Lots of help from my friends. We could never have survived without you all. The Torso demonstrations were amazing to watch. Rick has never done them in front of people before the tour since they require complete concentration. Hopefully shipping two tomorrow! Then moving forward to the Holiday Open Studio weekends. Ornaments are almost ready!
We had two interns from Waldorf High School for one week. They were a huge help with ornaments - both hooking and grinding. They even made cups by the end of the week. It was a fun adventure for all of us!
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.