I am a self-taught glass artist, working from my home studio in Chatham, Kent. I am also a volunteer at Nucleus Arts, where I help run the Rochester gallery and exhibit my work. I started on my glass journey making jewellery six years ago and am now a bit addicted to working with frits and powders on a larger scale.
In August 2002 Nichola returned to her native Scotland after a decade of making glass in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United States. During this time she has worked with many of the leading glass designers/makers within Europe and the USA most notably Toots Zynsky in Amsterdam and Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg in Switzerland.
Since establishing my studio in 1999 my practice has been concerned with glass and its ability to transform space. As an artist I work across a broad range of projects both sculptural and in the public realm. My role varies enormously depending on the piece of work. In some cases I am a maker, curator, consultant or collaborator.
Sagar and Campbell are a firm of Architectural Glass Artists who work to commission within the Public Realm sector and encompass the whole process from initial concept through to installation.We work to create Art works that give a feeling of familiarity and soul whilst working with the unique character and identity of the area and its people, thus creating a 'Sense of Place'.We incorporate glass into our free standing pieces as well as our wall mounted work ; internal and external. We also use it as a decorative medium integral to the primary structure of the building development.One of the key aspects in our current practice is to magnify our hand drawn images onto large areas of glass, adding soul to the piece and thus creating a dynamic link with the viewer.Our team can act as project managers, consultants and lead artists or a combination of all three.We have 20 years of experience utilizing the wonderful properties of glass to create very special works of art. Our Clients have included : architects, developers, private commissioners, public sector commissioners, communities, hospitals and schools. Having frequently been part of a combined team, we are skilled in working with a community of interests; responding to the team, their expectations and ideas is part of the design process.Each project is unique; we consider one of our strengths to be our flexibility and professionalism bringing the following skills and experience; conception and presentation of designs, fabrication of art using experienced contractors, installation as well as issue solving with minimum fuss and maximum effect.Always underlying our approach is our commitment to artistic excellence and creative effect. We enjoy balancing the need to engage people in the creative process with the need to create artwork of high quality and durability.