Celebrate the Holidays @ 2 Locations This Season!

Who needs holiday gems? Save these dates and come find one-of-a-kind gifts! OPEN STUDIOS Bridgeport Arts Trail weekend @ NEST Arts Factory 1720 Fairfield Avenue, Studio #18, Bridgeport Saturday, November 10, 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, November 11, 10 am – 5 pm HOLIDAY POP-UP MARKET @ Fairfield Museum 370 Beach Road, Fairfield Friday, November 16, 12 – 4 pm Saturday, November 17, 10 am – 4 pm I look forward to seeing you!

Open Studios – Saturday May 12 for Mother’s Day!

  MOTHER’S DAY @ NEST ARTS FACTORY Saturday, May 12, 2 – 5 pm What’s new at my studio? Come find out!  Bring your daughter, your mother or just yourself to celebrate Mother’s Day with me and 30+ other artists at NEST Arts Factory this Saturday, May 12 from  2-5 pm. Come enjoy original art, delicious nibbles and wine! I look forward to seeing you.  

Creating Transformations

There is a mystical sense to Kristin Merrill’s work, which comes from its connection to the earth and natural environment. “My passion is creating beautiful things out of natural materials,” she says. “ I am especially connected to the sea, in both a literal and a psychic sense. It gives my work meaning and a reason for being.” Kristin’s sculptures incorporate pieces of driftwood indigenous to the Connecticut shoreline. To them, she adorns pearls, hand-cast sterling elements, copper and symbolic found objects. “The driftwood,” Kristin explains, “was once a tree, vibrant with life and growing. It goes through a metamorphosis…