About Me

Heidi Nicholson is a glass artist who began her creative journey in 2017 following a background in maths and technology. Heidi studied BA Glass at the University for the Creative Arts and graduated in 2020.

I am inspired by the immense power of geological forces and the beauty of their effect on the landscape. I’m particularly interested in the divide between what is happening above and below the surface, and what is therefore hidden to us or revealed. This is analogous to how much of ourselves we reveal or conceal. My work seeks to convey the depth of private emotion under the surface, and to provoke a desire for personal exploration of our own psyche.

I specialise in combining hot glass casting with kiln-casting and glassblowing techniques. My current work involves plunging a vessel into a mass of molten glass, simulating the violence of the geological forces which inspire me. I work with clear glass and create colour using metals and oxides which transform on contact with the hot glass, alongside reagents which create bursts of delicate bubbles under the surface. My work combines grounded, substantial forms with ethereal inner qualities, creating a world of texture and movement within the glass.

You can view my Contemporary Glass Society profile here.

 
AWARDS

Shortlisted in Contemporary Craft

Global Design Graduate Show 2020

ARTSTHREAD & i-D

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Global Design Graduate Show 2020

ARTSTHREAD & i-D

Online Exhibition - Click to View

Launched 19th August 2020

GLASS GRADUATES OF 2020

Contemporary Glass Society

Online Exhibition - Click to View

Launched 1st August 2020

Graduation Show 2020

University for the Creative Arts

Online Exhibition - Click to View

Launched June 2020

Only One Word Rhymes with Orange!

Contemporary Glass Society

Online Exhibition - Click to View

Launched 8th December 2019

CELESTIAL BODIES

CGS at International Festival of Glass 2019

Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge

23rd August 2019 - 28th September 2019

EDUCATION

BA (Hons) Glass - 1st Class

University for the Creative Arts

September 2017 - June 2020

© 2020 by Heidi Nicholson