Nicholson van Altena Glass

As second generation artists, Nicholson van Altena Glass is creating their own unique works while continuing the works of Rick and Janet Nicholson of Nicholson Blown Glass.

Drawing inspiration from the flora, fauna, rivers and mountains of Northern California, Alana and Hannah focus on developing work with a natural flow. The vibrant lichen resting on towering pines and boulders and the deep emerald pools of the local rivers influence their exploration of layering colors and building textures with glass. Open by invitation or appointment only or during Studio Tours Spring & Fall


  • Hours Open by invitation or appointment only.
  • Address 5555 Bell Road, Auburn, CA 95602
  • Phone 530-320-9071
  • Website Nicholson van Altena Glass
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From Auburn, take Highway 49 approximately 7½ miles from Highway 80, north toward Grass Valley, to Cramer Road.
You will pass Bell Road and Dry Creek Road as you head north.

Turn Left on Cramer and proceed 1½ miles to a stop sign at the intersection of Cramer and Bell. Continue straight through onto the private extension of Cramer. Nicholson Blown Glass is the first driveway on the right.