I’m Nickolas Shimkus and in early 2021 I was lucky enough to find Elev8 Premier. My glassblowing journey quickly went from renting a spot day to day to melting glass full time. As a beginner, the opportunity to be learning new things behind the torch every day is something I couldn’t pass up. Being welcomed into such a tight community of people has been a wonderful experience.
Since I stepped foot into Elev8 Premier for my first lesson, I knew I wanted to be playing with fire for the rest of my life. My passion for the craft grows every day.
This place has become my second home and without it, I would still be looking for what’s next.
Instead, I wake up every day excited about what I know is coming.
Follow me on this journey through my page on the elev8 website, and make sure to follow me on Instagram @glassbybrick
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