Fused Glass Club Member of the Month

Fused glass board by Nancy Fisher

Nancy Fisher

Please meet Nancy Fisher, our Fused Glass Club’s member of the month! Nancy joined the club in 2019 and was instantly hooked. A large glass kiln was soon purchased, and a garage conversion to a wood and glass studio soon followed! In the few years since she started her glass journey, she has continued to take specialty classes to further her knowledge and grow as an artist.

Before Nancy and her husband moved to the Robson community in June 2019, her journey began on a small 3-acre ranch in Southern California where she was friends with horses, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and a donkey. There was also a goose involved, but they were not friends. Fast forward to a few years later, in college, when she started to flex her inner artist. When taking a college course in art in which she was told to think outside the box, she crafted a Black mermaid—afro and all, hey it was the ’70s—which she thought was pretty innovative. However, she received a less than passing grade, and was told she did not have a future in the art world.

So, after college, she instead made the logical choice and went to law school. She graduated and practiced law for 30 years. After retiring in 2014, she took up woodturning and was president of the local woodturning club for three years, but wanted something a little more creative. She joined a group of custom Artistic Doll artists in the Sacramento area. After her dolls won first, second, and third place at the California State Fair several years in a row, they asked if she would judge the Artistic Doll category at the state fair, which she continues to do to this day!

Nancy has been instrumental in helping the club improve and is always available to help and support our club members. Our club’s phenomenal growth has been due in large part to her assistance and interest in furthering the club’s goals. We are pleased to announce that Nancy was recently elected to serve on the club’s board of directors.

If you are interested in joining Nancy and other members like her in the Fused Glass Club, please email Doris Betuel at [email protected] for more information or to sign up for a class. We would love to have you join us!