William Nicholl trained at Swansea College of Art from 1990-1993 concentrating solely on Stained Glass for the entirety of his studies. During this time he addressed and researched the practise of many historical disciplines associated with glass and later went on to develop many innovative contemporary techniques, particularly in the field of etching processes, glass painting, enamels, silver stains and lustres.
Since leaving Swansea, William has worked on various notable restoration projects in the Warwickshire area near to his home town of Stratford upon Avon. On a secular level, William was appointed to recreate the Stained Glass windows of The Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa. He has also restored windows of note and quality for various private residences.
Calling upon his traditional skills and technical abilities William now works mainly in the modern abstract harmonising traditional and contemporary techniques. His most recent works are no longer restricted to the context of architectural glazing solutions – instead he increasingly sees and has created a role for his glass in contemporary furniture designs. These designs include Stained Glass and steel internal screens, and lighting solutions in the form of a very impressive hand blown glass and steel standard lamp.
Contemporary commissions include various works in the UK also internationally including France, Ireland, Norway, Thailand and Australia.