From my family to yours…

Make a gift of your life and lift all…by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. This is the greatest gift anyone can give. DAVID R. HAWKINS From my family to yours…wishing you kindness,compassion, peace and love thisholiday season and into the new year ahead. — Kristin —

Wishes & Gifts

MAKE A WISH… Then, visit my online shop to browse a collection of my original jewelry and sculpture pieces made with sterling silver, semi-precious stones, pearls, driftwood and found objects. Now more than ever, it’s time to support small business and local artists. So remember: shop small, shop local on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! WISH LIST SPECIAL20% OFF All JewelryValid now through November 29(WISHLISTSPECIAL) FREE SHIPPINGOn All Jewelry OrdersValid now through November 29(FREESHIP) Kristin Merrill NEST Arts Factory, Studio #181720 Fairfield AvenueBridgeport, CT 06605203-589-6995 Studio open by appointment or virtually using Zoom/FaceTime ABOVE: Charlotte: Dancing In the Clouds…

Don’t Miss Bridgeport Art Trail: Virtual Studio Tour

Wishes + Gifts Try it on! Don’t miss NEST Arts Factory’s two-day, immersive multimedia studio experience during the Bridgeport Art Trail, November 14 & 15. Join me live this Saturday, November 14 at 2PM for a virtual tour of my studio, a sneak peek at my new work, and interactive questions and answers. Plus, I’ll be trying on some of my work so you can see how it might look on you…or as a special gift for a loved one! Kristin Merrill LiveNovember 14 @ 2 pm(zoom.us Meeting ID: 842 8566 605 and the number 7, Passcode: 18599 and the…

Bridgeport Art Trail: Virtual Studio Tour

Wishes + Gifts Try it on! Don’t miss NEST Arts Factory’s two-day, immersive multimedia studio experience during the Bridgeport Art Trail, November 14 & 15. Try it on! Join me live on Saturday, November 14 at 2PM for a virtual tour of my studio, a sneak peek at my new work, and interactive questions and answers. Plus, I’ll be trying on some of my work so you can see how it might look on you…or as a special gift for a loved one! Kristin Merrill LiveNovember 14 @ 2 pm(zoom.us Meeting ID: 842 8566 605 and the number 7, Passcode:…

Artist Interview: Kristin Merrill

BY JANE DAVILA, January 2017 I’m starting a series of interviews with some of my favorite artists about their work, their processes, and their inspiration. First up is sculptor and jeweler Kristin Merrill. She makes the most sublime organic pieces of art – both to wear as jewelry and to display as wall sculptures. See more of Kristin’s work on her website. Please describe your work, what do you make? I create jewelry and sculpture from sterling silver, semi precious stones, pearls, driftwood and found objects. While I like to keep my work organic, I still use traditional metalsmithing techniques….

NEW WORK: Fly, Peter, Fly

Fly, Peter, Fly is my favorite new work. I created it thinking about my brother Peter, who actually looked like this doll when he was a child. He’s closer to home now, recently moved back to Connecticut from Kansas City, Missouri. I adore Peter — he’s quirky and amazing, and deserves a chance to soar to new heights, to fly, fly,fly!

 

MATERIALS: fresh water pearls, labradorite wings, and a found spike ring compliment this penny doll from Germany dating to the late 1800s. The spike ring was found on a dirt road by the seaside. It had been run over many times and now has a new life, as does the doll. Sterling silver clasp.

 

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Bridgeport Art Trail City Wide Open Studios This Weekend!

  Come Visit our Studios and Play! The Nest Arts Factory Events for Bridgeport Art Trail City Wide Open Studios 1720 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Bridgeport is an artists’ colony with hundreds of artists exhibiting throughout the city during the second weekend of November. It’s going to be a fun and busy weekend at The Nest and in my studio (#18)! We have activities scheduled on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday November 10. Bridgeport Art Trail Open Studios Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, November 10 from 10 am to 5 pm Visit the artists of the NEST…