Nick Chase was born in Sackville, New Brunswick and now resides in Toronto where he creates his glass art. The piece below is titled “Shields” which is a Blown glass vessel with carved detail to represent the Canadian Shield.
Here’s more beauty by Nick Chase…this piece titled “Sargasso Leaf”
“The inspiration for Nick Chase’s art is derived from urban and natural landscapes. Starting with blown glass shapes, he emulates textures and patterns that he has found in the world around him. He applies these textures by sandblasting them onto or into blown glass. Through the use of color and with the transparency of the glass, his pieces become ever-changing forms when affected by different light sources. Whether it is a natural or urban landscape which has inspired him, glass returns it to a state which centers around an organic origin, for glass in its truest state comes from the earth. He is consistently influenced by the natural and urban landscapes around him and often refers back to his Eastern Canadian roots which are rich in vegetation and natural bodies of water such as the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean.“