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The Great Canadian Glassblowing Tour with Merc and J-Red (Part 1)

The Great Canadian Glassblowing Tour with Merc and J-Red (Part 1)

Posted by Merc on 11/30/2010
 Featured by Elks That Run on 12/1/2010
 Nominated for Feature by Belliott on 12/1/2010
This is a piece that was made during a class at Corey's shop in Vancouver. This piece features Alien Tech, Electric Blue Velvet, Serendipity, Silver Aqua, Star White and Red Exotic. This piece features my penetrating pluck section located directly under the male of the direct injection. This piece was made for Ashley in Vancouver for her 10 year old son's cancer fundraiser. We were in Canada for roughly 2 weeks and taught 2 classes. The second class was held at Barracuda's in Calgary, pictures from that class will be posted shortly. J-Red and I would like to thank everyone who came out and took the class. A special thanks to Cope for all the assistance and pictures taken, and also thanks to all the sponsors:
Northstar Glass
Borosyndicate
The Blast Shield
Trev's Glass

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 Artist:   Merc  ( ) Contact Artist 
Merc
Merc-functional glass artist 1999-present

Merc has been on the torch since 1999 working with fire. He is known for his functional work inspired by psychedelics, fantasy art, color flow, and sacred geometry. He has been a poet, a writer, and educator, an Industry representative, a gas tech, a consultant, a tool designer, a color tester, an MC, a Glass artists, and a pipe maker. He has been an active member of the Colorado Project for 3 years.
Merc has played many roles within the industry. He was the host of the American Glass Expo Awards for 4 years and was nominated for artist of the year for four years himself. He has developed a working glassblowing set up in major convention centers across the states and in Canada. He was the glass blowing feature area designer for the International Glass Show in los Angeles, CA as well as the Treating Yourself Expo in Toronto, CA.
As a visionary artist Merc has been a key figure in the boro-sculptural revolution. He is known for his working knowledge of color as well as cutting edge techniques of sculpting, line-work, marbles, hollow vessel, cane, vacuum encasement, sand blasting, electroforming, and multimedia installment pieces.
Big ups to his sponsors: Northstar glass, Blastshield, Whoopzip, Grassroots, EU Glass, 33 and 1/3rd, Hot Breath Magazine and Ryot, and Skillet Tools!



mercewaters@gmail.com


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  • Belliott
    WOW
    Belliott: every thing u keep posting is sick
    12/1/2010 0:27 AM
  • Highgrade Mike
    killin it
    Highgrade Mike: Two of the coolest dudes in glass kickin ass in canada. I bet jared shreded some mountains too!
    12/1/2010 7:44 PM
  • Matt A Glass
    SUPA DOPE
    Matt A Glass: Very nice!
    12/1/2010 11:00 PM
  • J RED
    !!!!
    J RED: it was real fun trip. and thanks to are canadian brothers for there hospitality!!
    12/2/2010 9:16 AM
  • Joe Blow
    Crushed It!
    Joe Blow: Very nice piece fellas. Bet you guys had a blast.
    12/2/2010 10:48 AM
  • ReLLiK Aka Relic
    NICE-
    ReLLiK Aka Relic: Sweet colab guys.
    12/3/2010 1:43 AM
  • Jenicke
    Jenicke: Nice work ehh
    12/3/2010 2:24 AM

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