Nicholaus Clawson, born in 1983, is a multidisciplinary artist originally from San Diego, California. During a stint in college in 2008 he first explored sculpture studying bronze casting, fine jewelry, ceramics and multimedia assemblage. Eventually at the behest of an instructor Clawson turned his focus towards glass. The material suited the immediacy and potential that he was looking to incorporate into his work. While attending Palomar College for glass making in San Marcos, California in 2012 Clawson discovered Pilchuck Glass School and made the journey north to the school’s secluded forest location. After many summers working and participating in various roles on campus, Clawson decided to base himself in the Pacific Northwest. Living and working in and around the Washington area 2015-2017 he was given a studio art residency and apprenticeship at Cat & Snake Gallery located in Bellingham, Washington in 2017. At the conclusion of his residency in late 2018/early 2019 Clawson migrated closer to Seattle where he currently resides and continues his artistic practice.
This current body of work revolves around themes of nature and the experience there of. The palette reminiscent of the polychromatic nuances of the morning and nights’ sky