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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!




http://mercewaters@gmail.com

Profile Link: http://www.GlassPipes.org/Merc

Merc's Gallery Pages

 
"Infested" (Featuring Freeek Brain Marble) ( Images: 26 )


 
"Strange Daze" Afterparty ( Images: 1 )


 
''Journey of the Shamen'' ( Images: 43 )


 
Adjacent to Placement ( Images: 38 )


 
Alien Sled ( Images: 27 )


 
Bern School of Glass Presents "Lessons with Merc" ( Images: 1 )


 
Break-N-Bubs New Years Eve 2009 ( Images: 1 )


 
Cheech Menacing Mongrel #17 ( Images: 14 )


 
Cowboy Merc collab ( Images: 17 )


 
Dan P Merc collab ( Images: 22 )


 
Dark Angle ( Images: 23 )


 
Death Roll ( Images: 24 )


 
Demon Killer ( Images: 22 )


 
Disc of the Northstar ( Images: 8 )


 
Don't Ask ( Images: 15 )


 
Don't Sacrifice Art... It's A Bad Idea ( Images: 51 )


 
Dragon-Slayer ( Images: 36 )


 
Eat Pipes Crap Art ( Images: 21 )


 
Egyptian Sentinels ( Images: 18 )


 
Elemental {Earth, wind, water, fire ( Images: 30 )


 
Flashback ( Images: 11 )


 
Flight of the Condor ( Images: 15 )


 
Freaky's Piece ( Images: 62 )


 
Freeek Merc Collab "The Big Green Machine" ( Images: 39 )


 
From Death Comes Beauty ( Images: 44 )


 
from the kings closet ( Images: 8 )


 
Fucka You Wabbit ( Images: 20 )


 
Functional Character Evolution 2007-present ( Images: 70 )


 
Galactic Carnival ( Images: 30 )


 
Ghost and Merc Collab ( Images: 8 )


 
Gonthour ( Images: 27 )


 
Grey Hunter ( Images: 49 )


 
Grompus ( Images: 13 )


 
Habitual Herald ( Images: 13 )


 
Hanger 18 ( Images: 23 )


 
Harvest of the Worm ( Images: 59 )


 
Hate Ate Heart ( Images: 43 )


 
Hawk Goblin ( Images: 9 )


 
Herbie Arnold Zenit 50mm ( Images: 7 )


 
Hogart the Harvester ( Images: 20 )


 
Hokus ( Images: 12 )


 
I Always loved Alex Grey Part 2[ rebuild after destruction] ( Images: 23 )


 
I Always loved Alex Grey Part 3 {Based on Progress of the soul from the book Sacred Mirrors} ( Images: 40 )


 
I Believe ( Images: 46 )


 
I see bug people? ( Images: 13 )


 
Information Highway Tour Space still available in CA and OR ( Images: 5 )


 
Inline made for a friend before The Great Canadian Glassblowing Tour ( Images: 25 )


 
It's an Eye-bowl ( Images: 11 )


 
Just Cause... ( Images: 47 )


 
Lost In Space ( Images: 30 )


 
Love Hurts!!! ( Images: 13 )


 
Mecca ( Images: 7 )


 
Menacing Mongrel #13 ( Images: 10 )


 
Menacing Mongrel #6 ( Images: 10 )


 
Menacing Mongrels #1 and #2 ( Images: 20 )


 
Menacing mongrels #11 and #12 ( Images: 19 )


 
Menacing Mongrels #14 and #15 ( Images: 12 )


 
Menacing Mongrels #16 and #17 ( Images: 4 )


 
Menacing Mongrels #18 and #19 ( Images: 18 )


 
Menacing Mongrels #20 "Razkill ( Images: 10 )


 
Menacing Mongrels #3-5 ( Images: 5 )


 
Menacing Mongrels #7and 8 ( Images: 10 )


 
Menacing Mongrels #9 and #10 ( Images: 9 )


 
Merc


 
Merc & ETZ ( Images: 30 )


 
Merc & J-Red collab ( Images: 32 )


 
Merc & Worm collab for Bern Gallery class 3/10 ( Images: 27 )


 
Merc and Worm Present Hitman Glass "Alien Nation Series" 001 ( Images: 58 )


 
Merc and Worm Present Hitman Glass "Alien Nation Series" 002 ( Images: 46 )


 
Merc and Worm Present Hitman Glass "Alien Nation Series" 003 ( Images: 38 )


 
Merc and Worm Present Hitman Glass "Alien Nation Series" 004 ( Images: 38 )


 
Merc O'Lantern ( Images: 10 )


 
Merc, Ubba Tubba, and Jd collab ( Images: 35 )


 
Merc-Danish! ( Images: 13 )


 
Merc-Hubbard Collab ( Images: 19 )


 
Minion Molecule ( Images: 15 )


 
Mongrel babies.... ( Images: 29 )


 
Nobody Wins in WAR ( Images: 49 )


 
Ode To The Shield ( Images: 37 )


 
Ol Tripeye ( Images: 16 )


 
Orto ( Images: 18 )


 
Piranah Face ( Images: 13 )


 
Plant Life ( Images: 30 )


 
Pre Assembled Dec. 7-8, Boulder, CO ( Images: 1 )


 
Revolving Doors ( Images: 16 )


 
Samuel L. Spunagain ( Images: 13 )


 
Sarah Palien ( Images: 20 )


 
Sideways ( Images: 59 )


 
Small Group of Dry Pieces ( Images: 46 )


 
Space Your Face ( Images: 15 )


 
Spiritual Bounty ( Images: 15 )


 
Strange Daze April 22-24 ( Images: 1 )


 
Sunwalker ( Images: 8 )


 
Talking With Dragons ( Images: 37 )


 
Talking With Dragons( round two] ( Images: 39 )


 
The Alien Lock ( Images: 19 )


 
The Blastshield Presents...The Information Highway tour featuring Merc and J-Red ( Images: 1 )


 
The Brain Sucker ( Images: 10 )


 
The Collectors ( Images: 93 )


 
The Emperor's Chalice ( Images: 24 )


 
The Fetus Eater ( Images: 48 )


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The Gortos Nebula ( Images: 1  Sub-Pages: 5 )

 

 
The Great Canadian Glassblowing Tour with Merc and J-Red (Part 1) ( Images: 64 )


 
the Grendal ( Images: 23 )


 
The Jabawalkie ( Images: 9 )


 
The Jaded Dream ( Images: 36 )


 
The Mighty Dragon ( Images: 28 )


 
The Prober gets Probed ( Images: 20 )


 
The Stress Worm ( Images: 44 )


 
The War Machine - J-Red & Merc Collab ( Images: 22 )


 
The Watcher ( Images: 30 )


 
Ubu And The Electric Garden ( Images: 35 )


 
Under The Sea ( Images: 27 )


 
Vector Internal ( Images: 14 )


 
last ones of '07 ( Images: 10 )


 
Xmas gift for Dad & Mom 2007 ( Images: 7 )


 
''''''''''repost'''''''''''''Cowboy,Arty,Merc,Beth collab ( Images: 10 )


 
Merc, Whodanish, Stokes collab ( Images: 10 )


 
A sea horse natrual ( Images: 10 )


 
I Always loved Alex Grey!!! prt 1 ( Images: 16 )


 
Silence da lambs ( Images: 15 )


 
Merc and FREEEK mini collab PART 1 ( Images: 17 )


 
Elf Sleds {texture trio} ( Images: 30 )


 
2 heads are better than one! ( Images: 20 )


 
Three pack of slides ( Images: 17 )


 
Stayin well rounded!! ( Images: 22 )


 
Squid spear { made in 2007} ( Images: 12 )


 
Eco_logically incorrect ( Images: 22 )


 
Workin ( Images: 19 )


 
50 mm compression tube ( Images: 10 )


 
Road trippin!!!!!! ( Images: 24 )


 
Natural perc ( Images: 17 )


 
What have the Mohicans been eatin? ( Images: 37 )


 
Pushin change! ( Images: 25 )


 
Art is not a crime, war is!!!! ( Images: 35 )


 
One more cup of coffee ( Images: 44 )


 
Shop pics {inspiration} ( Images: 32 )


 
Just a bub ( Images: 17 )


 
Warm up {I always loved Alex Grey Part 2} ( Images: 23 )


 
Denver Glass class Dec 28th and 29th. ( Images: 7 )


 
Texas Collab Featuring blaster ammo vinyl cutt outs by Dogboy designs ( Images: 28 )


 
2006 piece from the vault ( Images: 15 )


 
Jar set ( Images: 15 )


Comments
  • The Royal Jester Union
    The Royal Jester Union: I really appreciate the comment. Were very excited for the future of this industry. It would be an honor if you would "bite" our style. Better yet, come out to Tucson and collab with us! You da man, Merc!

    Peace
    5/29/2011 8:58 AM
  • iLL B
    iLL B: thanks for the feature on the tube been a big fan for a grip ur shits ill
    11/6/2011 9:09 PM

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