About Joy of Glass by Merrilee Harrigan
Whether you want to express your style with beautiful jewelry, enhance your home with art, or serve food on beautiful dishes, glass is a wonderful medium. Its colors can be brilliant or subtle, it complements and magnifies light, and its configurations are endless. Silver makes a perfect companion to glass in creating one-of-a-kind fine jewelry. Joy of Glass seeks to perfect the art of glass fusing and silversmithing to bring deeply satisfying, and -- yes, joyful -- art to the world.
THE Holiday Show is Here!
The Downtown Holiday Market is the region's premier holiday festival, taking over two entire blocks of F St, NW, between 7th and 9th streets with the entrance centered in front of the National Portrait Gallery. No parking necessary, as it is steps from the Gallery Place metro station. (Parking garages available if you prefer to drive.).
Visit Joy of Glass in booth 27, Friday November 17th through Sunday December 3rd, noon to 8 every day except Thanksgiving. (The Market continues through December 23rd.) This is a must-visit, classic Washington holiday destination for all your holiday gifting and celebration needs. Live music and food add to the festivities.
For those who might be looking for a gift closer to Christmas, Joy of Glass will also be at the Chevy Chase Farmers Market on Saturday December 16th 9-1PM, located at the intersection of Northampton St NW and Broad Branch Rd. NW, in front of Lafayette School.
Fused Glass Workshops and Classes
Have fun learning with glass art in a 2.5 - 3-hour creative journey of glassmaking!
Two options available - make a glass plate or two pieces of jewelry.
Find out more about workshops here, or click on the links below to sign up.
Three Session Jewelry Class - 3 Wednesday evenings
January 10, 17 and 24th 6:30 - 9
Explore a range of glass jewelry techniques, from full-fuse, multi-layered dichroic glass pendants to textured bracelets in silver plate or brass settings. Students will be able to use a range of dichroic glasses, and to cut and grind glass to shape with the extensive range of tools in the studio. Each participants will make at least 5 glass jewelry projects, including pendants, earrings, rings and bracelets. All materials included. (Silver plate settings included; sterling silver settings available for purchase.)
Sign up here
Have a Glass Party! Email me to inquire about a special workshop for your group of 4-7 people.
The earrings are beautiful, and the ordering process was joyful. Thank you so much for brightening my year!
“I opened a package… WOW! It exceeded my expectations. Love it! Very happy with my purchase. Thank you!”
The earrings are beautiful - gorgeous colors and subtle pattern. Just what I was hoping for. I can wear them to enhance any outfit - from jeans to dresses and everything in between. Thanks!!”
“A few years ago I bought one of your pieces and I still look at it in amazement every day!” -Josh