Andy Nichols glass-work career began with a dream and a garage. After experimented with many different artistic mediums, he discovered his niche in glass blowing in 2001. After taking several classes, Andy built his own equipment and set out to teach himself the art of blowing glass. Soon he was able to leave his career of 20 years in the restaurant business and pursue his interest full time.
Andy Nichols lives in the Columbia Gorge, where he is inspired by the natural beauty of Salmon and Trout and their incredible life journey. Each Fish is uniquely designed with abstract colors and patterns, while holding true to common characteristics of native fish. These fish, an artistic interpretation of Pacific Coast Trout and Salmon, are influenced by the changes that occur during the spawning cycles. Striking colors and a dramatic shape lend to a feel of life and motion in all of Nichols work.
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