​Art is more than just a pretty thing, it can also touch something in you, stir an emotion or just make you happy – if you let it.

But to be moved by art, it is necessary to take time to listen and to be open to the experience.  There is something I call the “ah-ha moment”, when the piece I am putting together jells and feels complete – I actually feel my body shift in response.  When I visited Yellowstone National Park recently, I had that feeling when Yellowstone's Grand Canyon came into view -- I was awed and gladdened by its power and beauty. 

This summer, I wish for you the time to let in the beauty around you -- whether in the forest or gallery -- to do its magic, to relax you or take you to a place of greater joy.  

Recent  Work -- click on image for details


Art Deco earrings


Midnight Set


Two Golds


Pearl Arc


Last Hubble Photo 12" x 13.5" Inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope photos

Workshop Dates Added

A great way to experience that Ah-ha moment is to spend a few hours making glass art.  (General information on workshops here.)  I have added new dates for plate and jewelry workshops in July and August.  Or, celebrate a special occasion with friends or family with a Have a Party Workshop just for you.  Click on the links to learn more.

"This class was so interesting, fun and amazing. We all had a great time and the result of each of our pieces was definitely a surprise. Highly recommend booking a class with Merrilee."


Jewelry Workshop

Plate Workshops


I am also open to weekday workshops, but I need a couple of people to start with.  If you would like a weekday morning, afternoon or evening workshop, let me know – we can choose a date and then I’ll offer it to others.  With three people we can make a workshop happen! 

Upcoming Shows

July 24th, 4:00 to 6:00,  Art Mart at Lafayette School (site of Chevy Chase Farmers Market) 

September 4-5, Rockville Arts Festival, Rockville

October 2nd, Art on the Avenue, Arlington

October 16-17, Art @ the Park, Quiet Waters Park Annapolis

October 23-24th, Ch/Art Art Walk -- Tour the studios of artists in Chevy Chase DC and Maryland -- details to come.