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from the kings closet

from the kings closet

Posted by Merc on 10/16/2011
 Featured by Ninja on 10/16/2011
 Nominated for Feature by Freeek on 10/16/2011

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 Artist:   Merc  ( ) Contact Artist 
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!


  • Ninja
    Ninja: Sickness, I really like your style!
    10/16/2011 5:33 PM
  • Creep
    Creep: Wow...this piece came together nicely...the blasting/sculpting/electroforming flows well
    10/16/2011 8:43 PM
  • Byron Beres
    Byron Beres: killer!!!
    10/17/2011 6:07 AM
  • CJ Freestone
    CJ Freestone: dig it!
    10/17/2011 12:08 AM
  • Jason Lee Glass
    Jason Lee Glass: great shades in the metals.
    beautiful piece.
    10/17/2011 3:32 PM
  • Elbo
    Elbo: expressive!
    10/18/2011 8:31 AM
  • BuFo
    BuFo: narly piece!!
    10/18/2011 11:24 AM
  • Snoop
    Snoop: Wonderful sculpting!
    10/18/2011 6:36 PM
  • Liberty 503
    Liberty 503: I'll take it!
    Really cool, colorful.
    10/18/2011 8:05 PM
  • D-Wreck
    D-Wreck: dig it!
    10/18/2011 11:46 PM
  • Dan P
    Dan P: Baked to a crust!
    10/20/2011 0:18 AM

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