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Nicola Steel

With aesthetically pleasing glasswork from the smallest paperweight to the largest of vases, Niki has produced work that encourages one to investigate the correlations in colour theory.  The relationships between primary and secondary colours are but only one theme however in Niki’s dynamic array of glasswork.  Colour is applied in numerous ways such as twisting chips, overlays, as well as cup and powder casing.  Whilst enjoying the optical properties of glass Niki enjoys exploring the intricacy of producing even the smallest of bubbles, leaving them trapped in solid glass.  The resulting effect can be exquisite; reconnoitering the reflection and refraction of such work coupled with the futurism effect from the dynamic and multiple viewpoints one can discover with such pieces is something that anyone can enjoy.

Niki’s work encompasses numerous techniques.  From traditional glass blowing  to modern sculptural and hot glass making, one can firmly comprehend her passion for her work not to mention her enthusiasm when working with the material and eagerness to learn and further develop her skills.  Having taken opportunities to work with many established and experienced master glass blowers, Niki has not been confined to a singular technique.  Instead she has enjoyed and established an understanding of processes available and as such is not channeled to one method. As well as designing, producing and selling her own work,  Niki enjoys other aspects of working with glass, she has also become involved with running her own courses, teacher assisting on master classes and public demonstrating.

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