Nate began his glass study at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Anoka Minnesota in 2005. He soon realized that glass blowing was his passion, gift and chosen life path. He has mentored under award winning master glass blower Michael Boyd, David Royce, Jackson Schwartz and Steve Claypatch at Foci Glass/ Minnesota Center for Glass Arts. Nate's mentors have help him steadily developed a strong and deep foundation in glass blowing and the confidence to venture further creatively.
Nate combines his deep love of nature with his passion for music as inspiration in his creative glass blowing process. He is constantly seeking new methods and mediums to express his artistic passion. Nate enjoys being able to turn client requests for birthday, anniversary and other celebrations into memorable, original glass creations that reflect the importance of the occasion.
"First Place in Artist Category" Almaden Valley Art and Wine Festival. San Jose, CA. 2012
"First in Glass" Art in Bayfront Park Art Fair, Duluth, MN. 2012
"Best of Glass" Park Point Art Fair. Duluth, MN. 2011