Nikki Steel

Hot Glass

2004 – 07 BA Hons Manchester Metropolitan University

I have been working with hot glass since 2005 and I have enjoyed every minute.

My work is inspired by the material its self and the movement and dynamism seen in futurist art. Colours come from the primary and secondary colour wheel and are used under certain theories in order to create feeling and emotion.

Selected Works


St Helens World of Glass: 04/2006-05/2006 (work experience)
Anthony Stern Glass Studio: 07/2007 (work experience)
Aaronson Noon Glass Studio: 07/2009- 09/2009 (work experience)
Aaronson Noon Glass Studio: 09/2009 – 10/2011 (employed)
London glass Blowing Studio: 01/2012- 03/2012
Assistant to Bruce Marks: 2012 (part-time)
International festival of glass demonstrator: 08/2012
Leerdam Glassblowing studio, Holland: 25/01/2013 (guest artist)
Teaching Colour Techniques Course, Glass Hub: 9th – 10th Feb 2013
Louis Thompson Master Class (student), Glass Hub, 28th & 29th September 2013
To be completed: Teaching colour techniques part 2, Glass Hub: Nov 23rd & 24th 2013

Selected Exhibitions

2009 Bead Fair, Broadfield House
2009 Red House Glass Cone
2009 Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea
2010 Zest Gallery “Creative Christmas”, London
2011 Cupola Gallery, “Cupola Christmas”, Sheffield
2011 Angel Christmas Craft fair, Candid Arts, London
2012 Weald of Kent Craft Fair, Penshurst (ICHF)
2012 Art in Action, Oxford
2012 International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge
2012 Weald of Kent Craft Fair, Penshurst (ICHF)
2012 Crafts for Christmas, NEC, Birmingham (ICHF)
2012 01/2013; Winter Glasscape, Zest Gallery, London
2012 Angel Christmas Craft Fair, London
2012 InterinMa exhibition, the Edge Gallery, Birmingham
2013 Weald of Kent Craft Fair, Penshurst (ICHF)
2013 Art In Action, Oxfod
2013 Chilteren Craft fair, Stonor Park (ICHF)
2013 FireStorm Wolverhampton MA Exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery