Nicole Lozano

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Nicole Lozano

Bio

Nicole Lozano stripped high fire set large webA native of Texas, Nicole was raised in San Antonio. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University, with a Bachelor’s of Science and went to work in the corporate world. This, however, did not satisfy the desire to create present since childhood. In 2005, Nicole took a workshop on kiln fused glass techniques. Almost immediately it was clear this was where she needed to be. Immersing herself in this material, her technical skills developed quickly. She now passes on her knowledge as an Instructor at Wired Designs Studio, a glass and metals studio in San Antonio, Texas.

Statement

Kiln-formed glass as a medium, with its’ mixture of science and creativity, requires Nicole to utilizeNicole Lozano clear image on clear web
both technical skills (i.e. science and math) and creative abilities. She uses an in-depth understanding of the physics involved in temperature control to achieve specific results. In addition to applying her understanding of these processes, Nicole is also influenced by details observed from her travels, nature, her understanding of other fine crafts such as calligraphy and bookbinding, and her cultural upbringing.

An element regularly demonstrated in her work is her strong belief in the importance of the tactile sense. The feelings picked up by your fingers as they run across a piece are just as important to Nicole as the message received visually. Her work is created with the belief that art/craft is meant not just to be owned but lived with and enjoyed. These values are conveyed in her functional work where raised elements and an attention to the specific type of finish each piece is given are regularly demonstrated. This increases visual depth and also contributes to that important sense of touch.

Exhibitions & Gallery Representation

§ Artisans at Rocky Hill, Fredericksburg, TX – 2010Nicole lozano cherries large web

§ San Antonio Visual Artists (SAVA) Fine Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX – 2008-2010

§ Sweet Liberty Creations, Liberty Hill, TX – 2007 through 2010

§ Wired Designs Studio, San Antonio TX – 2006 through 2010

§ Evoke Gallery, St. Paul, MN – 2007 through 2009

§ Artisans International, Minden, NV – 2007-2008

§ Illuminati, a (SAVA) exhibit in conjunction with the San Antonio event Luminaria – March 2009

§ Admiration, a (SAVA) exhibit honoring Lila Cockrell – October 19 through November 21, 2008

§ Wearable and Glass Art Exhibit, Evoke Gallery in St. Paul, MN – July through September 2007

§ Inspirations & Aspirations, San Antonio’s Emerging Glass Artists – November 13, 2006

Education/Training

§ Technical/Teaching assistant to Gail Stouffer for workshops held at

    • The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – 2009
    • The Pittsburgh Center for Glass – 2009
    • Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Los Vegas, NV – 2008 and 2009

§ Workshop in studio with Roger Thomas – November 2008

§ Murrini Making with Milissa Montini – September 2008

§ Conceptual Workshop with Jane Bruce – May 2008

§ Advanced Coldworking Techniques and Warm/Hot/Cold Interdisciplinary studies with Johnathon Schmuck – November 2007 & February 2009

§ Casting the Human Form with Kerry Transtrum – October 2007

§ Technical assistant for Dar Horn’s workshop on Open-Face Kiln Casting – May 2007

§ Pate de Verre Casting with Jayne Persico – January 2007

§ Advanced Kilnformed Bowls with Patty Gray – October 2006

§ Introductory, intermediate and advanced fusing with Gail Stouffer at Wired Designs Studio – 2006

§ Bachelors of Science from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX – 1997

Other Areas of Note

§ Associate Instructor at Wired Designs Studio since 2006 with experience teaching:

    • Introduction to Glass Fusing (Essentials I)
    • Introduction to Glass Design
    • Introduction to Plate making
    • Open-Mold Glass Casting
    • Kiln Carving
    • Technical/Teaching assistant to Gail Stouffer and other National Instructors

§ Active Member of the San Antonio Glass Art Guild (SAGAG) since 2006 including:

    • 2009-2010 President
    • 2008-2009 President Elect
    • 2007-2008 Vice President
    • 2006-2007 Chair of the Programs Committee

§ Active Member of the San Antonio Calligraphy Guild (SACG) 2005 -2010