My name is Candice Nixon, creator of MELTING POT STUDIO. I'm a graphic designer and glass artist based in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
My muse is the simple beauty I see in nature and everyday life. Glass enables me to capture the essence of this ever changing face. Each angle shows you something new and exciting. I create unique glass artwork combined with repurposed items like antique windows, bottles and century old barn board. I’m inspired when an object with a utilitarian purpose finds new life as a work of art.
I currently work in both G-O-G (glass-on-glass) and FUSING techniques. G-O-G is a technique of layering glass on a clear background and using an epoxy to secure it. This creates the illusion of glass floating within a frame. GLASS FUSING is the process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass. This takes place at temperatures between 1100°F and 1700°F (600°C to 925°C).
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Since 2004, award-winning artist, graphic designer and entrepreneur Candice Nixon has received critical acclaim for her work in varied forms of visual media. Her commissioned and personal creations adorn the halls of private homes and public spaces, allowing her to share her gift for capturing the essence of simple beauty. A top-of-the-class graduate of St. Lawrence College’s Graphic Design program (class of 2000 Kingston campus), Candice has always been guided by a superior sense of aesthetic and a clever, yet clear vision when applying her creativity. Her current work with glass is the embodiment of these guiding principles. Her unique vision is also sought after for graphic design projects; from Cornwall to Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and beyond.