Merrilee Harrigan is a glass and jewelry artist based in Washington DC. Her art includes fine jewelry, wall art and bowls and plates. Her work has been exhibited at Glen Echo Popcorn Gallery and Art Glass Center, River Road and Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Churches, and at many Fine Arts Festivals in the Washington DC area, including the Bethesda Fine art Festival, Downtown Holiday Market, and Art on the Avenue in Arlington VA.
“Creativity has been the common thread in my winding journey through life, and fused glass has proved to be the most exciting, engaging and joyous expression of my creative spirit. My glass is inspired by the brilliance and subtlety of color in glass, by the graceful and sometimes unexpected way that glass flows, and by the unending ways to create beauty and meaning through glass. The unique complexities of glass – the way it flows when heated, the chemical reactions between colors, the effect of air and metals in glass – ensure that there are always new things to learn and frontiers to explore. Crafting silver settings for my jewelry has added a new element of beauty to my glass jewelry.”