Nolan Prohaska2020-10-01T19:55:01-05:00

Project Description

I have always been fascinated by the outdoors.  Ever since I was young my family nurtured my love for nature. When I entered the University of WI River Falls in 1997 I was pursuing a degree in horticulture with a minor in liberal arts.  During my sophomore year I found myself in an introductory course for glass.  To my surprise, I had a natural talent for working with the material.  My pieces logically leaned toward the natural world, heavily influenced by my surrounding environments. I enjoy connecting indoor spaces with the outdoors by creating pieces inspired by desert sunrises, waterscapes, and beautiful plants.

Today I have been working with glass for more than thirteen years.  I continue to be influenced by organic shapes, plants, and colors.  Utilizing both blown and solid working techniques, I create intricately assembled sculptures.  I also create vessels in a variety of shapes, inspired by landscapes and seascapes.  In either case, all my pieces of glass become a reflection of my awe toward the natural world around us.