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Douglas Merritt                                                                    View Glass Blowing Demonstration 

Commenced operations, specializing in Colonial Reproduction Glassware

1974-75 Began to develop and market contemporary and traditional Art Glass

1976      Vandermark work chosen for final show at the Corning Glass Art Society Seminar
1977      Featured artists at the American Paperweight Collectors Association meeting at
Wheaton Village, Millville, New Jersey

1980      Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios’ “Applied Spider” Cameo Vase was one of
nine pieces featured in Art Craft Magazine’s review of the National Invitational
at Habitat Galleries, Michigan

1985      Featured in Wheaton Museum of American Glass Exhibit “Three Generations In
Glass: Erickson, Vandermark, Merritt”

1986      Commissioned to create hand-cut reproduction globes for the chandelier in the
Renaissance Revival Room of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York City

1989      VMGS commissioned to make a special Limited Edition perfume bottle for
Jaclyn Smith’s “California” fragrance

1990      VMGS featured in “Paperweights & Perfumes ’90” Exhibit at Del Mano
Galleries, California

1990-91 VMGS featured in the “Special Delivery – Craft Americana” exhibit at the
Renwick Museum Shop of the Smithsonian Institution

1994      Douglas Merritt gave lecture to the Washington, D.C. Paperweight Collectors

1996      Selected for the NJ State Museum Show

1996      Participants in Spring Show at The American Craft Museum

1999      Listed in Who’s Who in America

2010-2013   Hosted Glass Blowing Demonstrations for Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery

Featured in the Collections of:  Metropolitan Museum of Art, Toledo Museum, Chrysler Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Wheaton Museum of American Glass, Smithsonian Institution, Boston Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Newark Museum, Sturbridge Village,  Colonial Williamsburg and  museums and private collections around the globe.

Classes are available with Doug Merritt at Vandermark Merritt Glass Studios in Branchburg, N J

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