Merri Chandler is a Little Rock native who has spent her life admiring and collecting art in various mediums. She was particularly fascinated by the delicate nature and reflective beauty of glass. What began as admiration, became a passion after her first class in glass fusion at the Arkansas Art Center. It was through these classes she embraced her chosen artistic medium of glass fusion. To create dimensional pieces from panes of glass requires the intense heat of a kiln and perfect chemistry, yet due to the capricious nature of glass, there is always an element of surprise in the finished work.
"I don't work in glass, I work with it, because it always has the final say"