Nicole Puzan – In Memoriam

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Nicole Puzan
1983-2011
Studio Coordinator, Glass Artist, Friend

We are sorry to report that our much loved glass studio coordinator passed away yesterday morning. Only 28 years old, Nicole succumbed to a very aggressive ovarian cancer. Our Nicole was a trooper to the end, and we understand that she seemed comfortable as she passed.

Nicole was integral to the Prince George’s County Courthouse public artwork sculpture.

Nicole coordinated many art projects while working in the Washington Glass Studio. Here, Nicole is cleaning a just annealed glass casting that was part of the Vanderbilt University Critical Care Tower.

Nicole celebrating the arrival of Margaret Boozer’s baby in 2009 with the Dutch sweet “beschuit met muisies”.


Nicole shown here plugged through the messy part of studio work.

Nicole was an instructor of classes at the Washington Glass School. Nicole is hown here with artists Cheryl Derricott and Dave Cook.

A mural based on Nicole’s tattoo was painted at the Fridge Gallery in Washington, DC. in 2010.


Services will be held Saturday at 11 am at the Oakton Unitarian Universalist.

Online Art Auction for Nicole Puzan

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The Glass School’s Nicole Puzan is very sick, and her family has created “Art On A Wire“, a virtual art auction to raise money for Nicole‚Äôs medical and living expenses.
26 year old
Nicole is a life-long Northern Virginia resident, a graduate of Richmond’s VCU School of the Arts, and is an uninsured glass artist who was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer.
The auction will be held through eBay, and is scheduled to begin on March 13th, Nicole’s 27th birthday, and will run approximately 10 days. The auction will include art of all kinds: sculpture, painting, drawing, glass, photography, ceramics/pottery, music, video/film, textiles, mixed media, and anything in between. Please donate to this effort to help Nicole fight and win the battle with ovarian cancer! A number of glass artists and friends of the Glass School are participating in the auction – here is your chance to get one of their works and help someone out!

Click HERE to jump to the eBay link. It is starting today, & items are being added in an ongoing basis – so check back often!
You can also follow along on a blog that has been setup with other ways to donate or updates on Nicole -
Click HERE to jump to fiercegrrl fund blog.

Nicole needs help in other ways besides monetary – on Tuesday, March 2nd she started chemotherapy. Chemo eliminates cancer cells. However, chemo can also attack healthy red blood cells (RBCs) and negatively impact the body’s ability to make red blood cells. One way to counteract the negative effects of anemia is through blood transfusions and donors are being called into action right now to donate locally in Nicole’s name.
Nicole is blood type A+.
Click HERE to jump to information on how to donate blood.