North Rim Glass Studio is located in Western Colorado in the small town of Crawford. Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Jared & Nicole Davis, together they used their years of experience to create a successful glass blowing and design studio. Today, you can find their work in galleries, private homes and commercial spaces all over the world, in the form of custom lighting and one of a kind fine art. Open to the public, visitors are welcome to witness first hand the art of glass blowing and to view the quality craftsmanship on display in their showroom.
Jared & Nicole’s journey through glass began 16 years ago, when Jared first walked into a job at KDahl Glass Studios. In 1995 Davis was introduced to Swedish glass masters, Jan-Erik Ritzman and Sven Åke Carlsson, who invited him to study with them in Transjö, Sweden for two years. Together, Jared and Nicole packed their bags and with their first son Rylan and a second son, on the way, set off for Sweden.
During the two year intensive Jared was able to study many aspects of Swedish glass blowing and design. The apprenticeship with Ritzman and Carlsson proved to be invaluable. He had been given an opportunity to learn from the first European glass masters to ever teach in the United States.
Although, Nicole was busy with their two small sons, she made time to work on product designs and her hot shop experience. A glass blowing course at the Kosta Boda Glass School and the occasional invitation to assist at Transjö Hytta were important tools in furthering Nicole’s education which she would eventually use to assist Jared once home in Colorado.
In 2001, after designing and blowing glass for KDahl Glass Studios, Jared and Nicole began their business,” Davis Glass”, and in 2005 opened the doors of their own hot shop and gallery,” North Rim Glass Studio, LLC”.
Jared’s skills in the art of glass blowing has allowed for the creation of not only their individual designs but their numerous collaborations. Their talents have resulted in the ability to fulfill their client’s diverse needs with both professionalism and the highest quality.