Nicole Stahl, We Need a Forest Fire (from the Transplants series), 2022, Hand-built ceramic, gold luster, cast glass, crystals, epoxy, 15 x 22 x 29 in


Stahl’s otherworldly sculptures integrate glass and ceramics to become sensuous and alluring forms that are simultaneously blooming, spawning, and decaying. In addition to her art practice, Stahl teaches sculpture, glass, and ceramics at Harvard-Westlake high school in Studio City, which is also where artist John Luebtow previously taught and Stephen Edwards was one of his students.


Born in Dayton Ohio, Stahl graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass and holds a Master of Fine Art in Sculpture from California State, San Bernadino. She was awarded the Dr. Jerrold Bellitz fully supported scholarship at the Penland School of Craft in 2014, a teaching assistant scholarship to Haystack Mountain School of Craft and a fully supported scholarship to attend Pilchuck Glass school, both in 2016. Stahl has shown her work in exhibitions across the country including venues such as the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri, Huntington Beach Art Center in Huntington Beach, California, and Flame Run Gallery, in Louisville Kentucky.