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.
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
This class is full, and I may offer another -- email me if interested.
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 schedule is tentative at this point, but I am planning to be at the following shows:
March 15-17, American Craft Council Craft Made Baltimore -- I am currently 2nd on the wait list, fingers crossed!
April 27-28th, Arlington Festival of the Arts, Arlington VA
May 4-5th, Rockville Arts Festival, Rockville MD
May 11-12, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda MD
May 18-19, Tephra ICA Arts Festival, Reston VA
June 8-9th, Frederick Festival of the Arts, Frederick MD
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