David Redmond has worked with us for about 5 years creating our designs in metal. David worked in art metals in high school where he was friends with our oldest daughter. He then got his welding certificate at Butte college and we were anxious to have him help take our glass to a new level. David's work allows the glass to combine with metal in a sculptural presentation. It also allows us to take on larger installations and lighting. He forms the metal to conform to each glass piece individually. The metal is then powder coated for a more permanent patina. Currently David also teaches helicopter flying so we only see him a couple of times a week. He has settled into a wonderful life with his partner, Diana, close by. We hope he is around forever because he is a delight to work with and can do anything in metal with an attention to fine detail. Thank you for being on our team David!
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.