by Nick Kekic
Bellows Falls, VT
Nick Kekic designs his work to be decorative with clean, strong lines in form and color. He finds glass most beautiful when worked in such a way that somehow captures and eventually expresses its fluidity as a material while maximizing its unique relationship with color and light. Most of nick’s work is functional as he generally feels most satisfied making things that are both beautiful and useful.
Nick and his wife, Tamasin, built Tsuga Studios in 2000 sited on the first major canal in America in Bellows Falls, Vermont. This is where Kekic was able to use hydroelectric power; invest in an electric glass furnace; and build a new studio in a renovated industrial space. He now uses renewable energy from the Connecticut River to melt and cool his glasswork, shrinking his carbon footprint and reducing energy costs while continuing to make refined beautiful art glass from raw earth materials.