Nathan Sandberg studied glass and ceramics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. In 2003, he received his B.F.A., and went on to work at multiple private glassblowing studios throughout the Midwest, while independently furthering his education in kiln-cast glass. In 2005, he was hired by Bullseye Glass Company and moved to Portland, OR, where he worked full time as an instructor in the Research and Education Department until 2012. As a member of the Bullseye Research & Education team, he was responsible for developing and teaching new curriculum in kiln-formed glass. Currently, Sandberg runs a studio out of his home in north Portland, where he works with kiln-cast glass, as well as other art materials. He also continues to develop new, innovative curriculum in kiln-formed glass that he then teaches at a wide variety of studios in the United States and abroad.
His work has received critical recognition through awards and shows at galleries, including Glazen Huis in Lommel, Belgium, and Gallery One One in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also been represented by Bullseye Gallery at art fairs including, SOFA: Chicago and Art Santa Fe. His work is also included in private collections, both international and domestic.