Merrilee Harrigan / Joy of Glass
Hometown: Washington, DC
Merrilee Harrigan enrolled in her first fused glass workshop in 2003 and was immediately enthralled with the medium. Creating glass art serves as a perfect counterweight to her other career as an environmental educator.
In her solar powered home studio, she creates handcrafted glass jewelry, wall decor items, decorative plates and bowls.
Merrilee enjoys exploring the many intricacies of glass work with its ever unfolding color and chemical changes. She loves discovering new patterns of movement and color in the heated glass. She also appreciates the way that working with heated glass breeds discipline and patience.
She holds glass plate and jewelry-making workshops for adults and children in the DC area.