Northwest Glass artist James Nowak lives and works in Seattle, Washington, the worlds center of the art glass movement. Having studied at Pilchuck Glass School Pratt Fine Arts Center and Corning, New York provided James with a strong foundation to pursue his glass blowing career. By working closely with many of the Northwest's finest artists such as: Dale Chihuly, Ben Moore, Dante Marioni, Karen Willenbrink, Billy Morris and many others; James has developed a style which incorporates the best of the old European techniques coupled with newly developed processes and materials such as dichroic glass, glow glass, photographic glass and fluorescent glass.

The incorporation of these new materials along with traditional Murano techniques like Filligrane canes and murini segments gives the work a contemporary flair with classical roots. The surfaces of Nowak's blown vessels, torsos and paperweights are alive with baroque designs and hidden surprises. James continues to be involved in the glass community by instructing and attending glass classes yearly.

James says of his work; "My desire in creating glass is simple, to bring joy and happiness, to create beauty. I hope you enjoy the work."