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Nicole Feller-Johnson

Nicole Feller-Johnson graduated from the University of the Arts in 2002 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and a concentration in Crafts.  While in school, Nicole studied ceramics under Jim Makins and Larry Donahue, and was introduced to glass by Roland Jahn. 

After graduation, Nicole interned for The Clay Studio and Hot Soup Glass Studio, both located in Old City, Philadelphia.  Through Hot Soup Glass, Nicole has had the opportunity to work with many glass artists, including Chris Lydon, Ayako Ikeda, Steve Hagan, and Jay Riviello. 

In 2004, Nicole became the Assistant Manager of Hot Soup, and worked as a Beginning Glassblowing Instructor, and teaching assistant for Intermediate and Advanced Glassblowing classes. In 2005, she was awarded a grant from Contemporary Glass Philadelphia to study flame-working with Matt Eskuche. 

Nicole teaches and designs work for Hot Soup, Matthew Izzo, and Free People, as well as developing her own line of hand blown and flame-worked glass.  Nicole currently resides in Philadelphia, and her work was recently seen in the 2005 Glass Now Auction, and the Contemporary Glass Philadelphia Member’s Exhibition.

Nicole is also greatly influenced by her experiences in teaching and choreographing ballet, which she has been doing since 1996. Nicole designs costumes for The Horsham Dance Ensemble, and Venus Dance Company, and choreographs for and performs with The Horsham Dance Ensemble as a Principle dancer