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Shop pics {inspiration}

Shop pics {inspiration}

Posted by Merc on 12/1/2008
Here is some pics of my shop and some of the things that inspire me. Also a few shots of my new torch a Herbert Arnold 65. Thanx to Ross at ABR for hookin a brotha up with the Herby!!!!

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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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  • T-funk
    nice shop
    T-funk: damn son 65in it.. were ya 40-50in it ,,or gtt n b4
    12/1/2008 1:27 PM
  • herbC
    sweet setup
    herbC: dig the comics and the green. killer frit trays you got goin on too.
    12/1/2008 1:58 PM
  • Richmann
    kool
    Richmann: very kool
    12/1/2008 5:38 PM
  • JD Maplesden
    JD Maplesden: looking good
    12/1/2008 7:18 PM
  • Lawson
    looks chillin
    Lawson: Nice clean shop. Does it always look so clean?
    12/1/2008 7:36 PM
  • Dutchy Hubner Gallery
    Tight Shop!
    Dutchy Hubner Gallery: Hows it going Merc? Rocking it over here. Kinda stoked to see what your making for the gallery. Stay cool.
    12/2/2008 1:25 AM
  • Merc
    Merc: Hey everybody! T-funk, I went from a Delta to the 65. It didn't used to stay as clean but these days yes we keep spotless as possible!! Dutchy I'm in the works on the piece and I'll call in a couple of days. Thankx for the comments!
    12/2/2008 8:37 AM
  • Bronx
    stepping up
    Bronx: word glad to hear you found your herbie... not too many of those guys around. hope it dose ya well.
    12/2/2008 11:54 AM
  • Know Ego
    True Inspirado
    Know Ego: Awesome shop. Good color and cool artwork.
    I see you got your hands on some yolk rollers from the Blastshield. Nice.
    12/3/2008 9:24 AM
  • J RED
    tight
    J RED: real sick shop the color is tight where are you located? peace j-red
    12/3/2008 2:16 PM

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