Nickolaus Fruin is originally from Grand Island, Nebraska. He began working with glass at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. During his undergraduate studies Nick had the opportunity to travel to various glass schools nationally and abroad working with some of the most recognized glass artists.
After finishing school, he left the Midwest and moved to Star, North Carolina to work for Wet Dog Glass LLC. During this time, Wet Dog Glass built the glass studio at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprises, STARworks Glass Lab. Shortly after the completion of the studio, Nick took over as the Glass Studio Coordinator. In 2014 he was invited to New Zealand to work for Lukeke Design and Gaffer Glass.
He has been a demonstrating artist at the Glass Art Society Conference 2011 in Seattle, The Australian National University, Hastings College, Tulsa Glassblowing School, and Pilchuck Glass School.