The form, movement and color of marine life have always fascinated me and
now provide the inspiration for my glass work. Whether abstract or
realistic, I start with the shape and motion of my subject and interpret its
beauty into the molten glass, adding color if the subject demands. Each
unique piece is an interpretation of how nature acts and reacts to its
environment. Each sculpture is handblown, hot sculpted and one of a kind. No
two sculptures of my work will ever be the same. While aquatic life is my
focus, I am gradually adding other animals and pieces of nature to my
repertoire and hope to never stop evolving.
Cody studied art and biology at Wittenberg University, creating his own
major with a studio art emphasis in glass-blowing through the university,
The Glass Axis glass-blowing studio in Columbus, Ohio and the Springfield
Museum of Art. That pursuit resulted in a senior art exhibit of 12 glass art
sculptures for which he received the Presidential Award for the most
outstanding senior art exhibit and a purchase by Wittenberg University for
its permanent collection.
Cody Nicely recently won the Niche Award of 2012 for his blown
glass wine glasses at the Buyers Market of American Craft in
River’s End Gallery is proud to represent Cody in southeastern Wisconsin.