Leah Nietz draws much of her inspiration for her glass from nature and happy accidents. A friend and fellow artist, Gini Berendt, once advised her to
“Never waste a good piece of glass.” She has carried that advice throughout her career, creating flowers from would be vessels and discovering the grand optical illusions unique to glass. Many of her designs are improvisations on pieces that did not go according to plan.
“There are no mistakes in art. Only opportunities to change your perspective.”