- lampworking with borosilicate
glass at UCSD
(University of California San Diego)
Evenings at the Crafts Center (summer only)
Custom commission work available
My glass products are guaranteed to make you smile. These are a few of the most popular items. I also design custom sculptures upon request.
Glass Rattle: The glass rattle is for the adult child. They are whimsical hollow animal forms and are attached to a latichino handle. The raffles actually contain glass beads and can also function as a percussion instrument. The rattle is 10 to 12 inches high.
Large Animal Perfume Bottle: This wonderful perfume bottle captures the animal kingdom at its
happiest. Each bottle is about 6-8 inches high, has a flared base and comes with a perfume stopper to match the animal. The frogs and flying pigs seem to be the most popular.
Mini Animal Perfume Bottle: These colorful little perfume bottles are a perfect item for the animal collector. The bottles come in a wide variety of colors and each one has an animal on one side and its tail or feet on the opposite side. They also include an attractive matching perfume stopper. The bottles are about 4-5 inches tall.
Glass Fortune Cookie: The glass cookie is a fun item for all ages. They are transparent so the colored fortune inside can easily be read through the glass. They are the same size as a real fortune cookie and come with a small Chinese carry out box. Custom fortunes are available upon request. The fortune cookie is great for party favors, weddings or just that special gift.
Glass Fortune Cookie Necklace: The glass fortune cookie necklace is an elegant twist on the fortune cookie. The pendant is smaller than the cookie and has a loop on it. It hangs on a nylon cord that has an artful clasp. It is transparent so the colored fortune inside can easily be read through the glass. Custom fortunes are available as well. Choose a color and a fortune to create a memorable keepsake.
Glass Fortune Cookie Ornament: This glass fortune cookie is an ornament for all seasons. They are transparent so the colored fortune inside can easily be read through the glass. They are the same size as a real fortune cookie and come with a small Chinese carry out box. Custom fortunes are also available. The fortune cookie is great for party favors, weddings or just that special gift.
Nancy Nagel’s DVD WHEN FROG’S TALK:
This is a detailed demonstration about how to make a frog perfume bottle. Of course it was designed to make you laugh so it includes an animated frog that talks to you and it also features a small showcase of my work. To order a copy of the video go to the Nancy Nagel DVD tab of this web site or various glass companies also carry it.
Sculpting a Glass Beaver Free 5 minute video: This short video demonstrates a few of the basics that Nancy uses to make a Mini Beaver perfume bottle.
Galleries and Exhibitions:
Pismo Gallery, Denver CO, 2000 to Present
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, 2000 to Present
The Real Mother Goose, Portland, OR, 2000 to Present
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX 2000 to Present
Gallery of Glass, Fallbrook, CA, July 2007
The Sofa Show, Chicago, IL, 1999
Glass Weekend, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ, 1999
The Art of Lampworking, Trios Gallery, Solana Beach, CA, 1998
California Glass Today, Fresno Art Museum, California Glass Artist Feature, 1998
The Challenge of Small Glass Sculpture, Wheaton Village, NJ, 1998