Artists

Nicholas Kekic

Nicholas Kekic

“Incalmo Cane Bowl”

Ribbon Cane Incalmo Bowl Collection

2018

Blown glass 

4 x 13 x 13 in

$650

Nicholas Kekic

“Opaque Aqua Genie”

Form Study Collection

2018

Blown glass 

15.5 x 3 x 3 in

$360

Nicholas Kekic

“Small Lapis Bowl”

Opaque Small Bowl Collection

2018

Blown glass 

4.5 x 10 x 10 in

$195

Artist’s Statement

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Glass working techniques have evolved for thousands of years. I’ve benefited from those early traditions, borrowing many of those old world techniques to help me to realize my own processes. 

Glassblowing for me has become a process of taking this super hot liquid and freezing it to room temperature in a controlled but sometimes precarious balancing act of heat, gravity, timing and human intervention in these processes. 

I find glass most beautiful when worked in such a way which somehow captures and eventually expresses this fluidity as a material while maximizing its unique relationship with color and light.  I design my work to be decorative with clean, strong lines in form and color.  Most of my work is also functional as I’ve often felt most satisfied making things that are both beautiful and useful.  Spending time making things that are beautiful and useful encourages us to reach into some of what makes us most human.

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- Nicholas Kekic

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Biography

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Nicholas Kekic is a third generation glass blower creating beautiful and functional designs with clean, strong, fluid lines and illuminating colors.  Kekic’s work honors the old traditions of the art form while bringing a modern sense of abstract composition and design to objects meant for enriching both the lives of Kekic’s collectors and the artist himself.

Kekic credits his drive to bring creative ideas to life through glass to growing up amongst the early studio art glass movement in America.  The artist was surrounded by hand-made objects and people who worked hard at developing their craft, using raw, natural materials and great effort.

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