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Rigadoon Glass
Amy Jean Nichols

P.O. Box 593, Bath, Ohio 44210    (330) 665-5818

Special Commissions

BMW Group – 
Motorcycle drawing of a Pierce Four 1910 titled "The Pioneers of The Time" Completed 3/2011

Cancellation Stamp
 - Drawing on July 21 - 24, 2011 for the U.S. Postal Service at Bloomsburg, PA.
 Subject matter of the BMWMOA National Rally in Bloomsburg, PA.
 July 21st ~ 24th "Friends Are family".

Pen and Ink Drawing of Anke Eve Goldmann on her R69 BMW Motorcycle
The Hopkins Collection BMW Motorcycle Museum
Drawing completed January 2015

Time Capsule Closing Ceremony 2015
"Time Capsule of The Art Community in the Akron Area"
Not to be opened for 50 years.


Epiphany – Festival of the Arts; Bath, Ohio; Since the year of 2000

The Falling Leaf Rally in Potosi MO. October 7th 2016; This was a presentation and lecture on Amy and how her motorcycle adventures inspired her art.

BMW Motorcycle Owners of Cleveland April 2014; A lecture and presentation on my motorcycle travels and how travels inspires my artwork.

“Trunk Show” Since 2004; The Beaded Spirit, Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Reflections in Glass – Akron Art Museum; Artists work selected to sell during exhibit; Akron, Ohio; 1999

White House Collection of American Crafts; A traveling exhibit to The Mint Museum; Charlotte, North Carolina; 1999

White House Collection of American Crafts; A traveling exhibit to The Delaware Art Museum; Wilmington, Delaware; 1998

White House Collection of American Crafts; A traveling exhibit to The Colby College Museum of Art; Waterville, Maine; 1997

Gazebo Glass Expo 1997; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; 1997

Beads and Creativity 1995; King Avenue Coffeehouse; Columbus, Ohio; 1995

Peninsula Village Artwalk; Featured artist at Elements Gallery; Peninsula, Ohio; 1995

The White House Collection of American Crafts; The National Museum of American Art; Washington, D.C.; 1995

Year of American Craft : The White House; Washington, D.C.
piece selected for a permanent collection for in The White House by Hillary Clinton; 1994

Baycrafters 21st Annual Juried Art Show: Cleveland, Ohio; 1993

Best Traditional; Arkansas Craft Guild Touring Exhibition; 1993

Traditional Crafts; Early American Life; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; 1991

Arkansas Crafts Invitational ; Arkansas Arts and Science Center; Pine Bluff, AR; 1990

Heritage Crafts Today; Stiffel Fine Arts Center; Wheeling, West Virginia; 1987

Functional Forms from the Frontier; Ozark Regional Craft Association traveling exhibit; Arkansas; 1986

The May Show; The Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio; 1983

Enamel Guild of the Western Reserve Member Exhibit; Cleveland Art Festival; Cleveland, Ohio; 1983

Fabric and Fiber Invitational Show; Cleveland Art Festival; Cleveland, Ohio; 1983

Portfolio – 1983; The Organization for the Visual Arts; Cleveland, Ohio; 1983


Private Studio Open House Days: Since 1996

Wolf Creek Environment Center;  Since 2010

The Virginia Hot Glass Festival; Sunspots Glass Studio and Gallery in Staunton, VA. Since 2007

Prosperity’s; Ohio, November 2002 – 2015

Stan Hweyt Ohio Mart Show; Akron, Ohio: Oct. 2002 - 2009

Spring Garden Arts and Crafts Show; Copley, Ohio 2004 - 2009

Christkindl Market; Ohio at Canton Art Museum, December 2006, and 2007

Farmer’s Market, Every week in Peninsula and Akron, Ohio ; June – Oct. 2004 – 05

E.J. Thomas Christmas Show; Akron, Ohio December 2003

Dairy Barn Christmas Art Festival; Athens, Ohio ; Dec. 2002

ArtMart 2000; Brecksville, Ohio; 2000, 2001 and 2002

Barn Raisin’ Art Festival; Athens, Ohio; September 2001

24th Annual Art in the Park; Medina, Ohio; 1996

13th Annual Art by the Falls; Chagrin Falls, Ohio; 1996

Bead Bazaar ; Columbus, Ohio; 1995

Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild Show ; Detroit, Michigan; 1995

Demonstration Beadmaking Artist

Canal Fulton Glassworks and Gallery ; in Beadmaking, Glassblowing and Jewelry making since 2009

Twigs and Leaves ;  Waynesville, North Carolina ; July 28, 2001 and Oct. 2002

The Beaded Spirit ;  Olmsted Falls, Ohio ; Dec. 2002

Richfield Public Library ;  Richfield, Ohio  Dec. 10, 2002

Upstairs Gift Gallery ;  Hudson, Ohio ; June and December 2001


Enameling ;  Started Falling in love with enameling in 1972 in  Junior High School, High School, Then onto College.  Then started her own private studio in 1977.

Glass Bead Making ;  Private studio since 1987.

Pottery ;   Bures Porcelain; Peninsula, Ohio; 1995 - 2001.

Glassblowing ; Private studio; 1983 – 1995.

Pottery ;  Hale Farm and Village; Bath, Ohio; 1976 – 1985.

Standards Committee ; juror for The Arkansas Craft Guild membership;1990 – 1993.

Workshop Teaching

Enameling for Beginners ;Taught 2 days enameling workshop; Salem, Arkansas; 1990.

Glass Beadmaking : Taught a beginners glass beadmaking workshop; Steinert Glass School in Kent, Ohio ; Since 2001 through 2006. 

Jewelry and Bead Workshops ; Teaching workshops in studio for jewelry assembly, enameling and glass beadmaking in studio ; since 1996.


Bachelor of Fine Arts ;  Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, Ohio; 1977 – 1982.


Bath Country Journal ; 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2017

Rider Magazine ~ Riding Around:
"Artist, Rider, Survivor" By Fred Tressler
In the April issue of 2014 

Bath Herald ; 2005 

Akron Beacon Journal ; 1977, 1982, 1983, 2002 and 2003


Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild; since 2010



* Due to the Handmade Quality of Each Piece, Please Understand that EACH PIECE will have some Variations in Size and Color.
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