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The Blastshield Presents...The Information Highway tour featuring Merc and J-Red

The Blastshield Presents...The Information Highway tour featuring Merc and J-Red

Posted by Merc on 2/29/2012
 Featured by J RED on 3/3/2012
 Nominated for Feature by Chad G on 2/29/2012
This is the first sponsored tour of it's kind! Merc and J-red along with a camera crew are touring threw the west while teaching classes and bringing new glass techs, tool tech and a variety of color working tips with giveaways from Northstar, Blastshield, Whoopzip, EU, 33 and a Third, Hotbreath Magazine and Grassroots. The Idea of the tour is to connect the artists and the companies represented by the tour in a manor that answers the tough questions and allows for growth in the community!! After every class were doing parties with stores for that will be open to the public. Please contact us at mercewaters@gmail.com
Only seven seats per class and we still have room for two more shops! Thanx Merc and crew

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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!


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