Kristian Merwin

Kristian was raised in Clinton, CT and he now lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah. He draws inspiration from a lifetime spent playing with gravity as a surfer, skier, and rock climber. He is a glass sculptor and a Professional Engineer in structural engineering with a background in business. Kristian uses techniques from several disciplines and he exploits the properties of glass to create unique interpretations of line and shape.

Kristian shapes hot bits of glass into elegant expressions of the human form. He says, "I see my sculptures as a way for me to depict the fluid motion that I have experienced as an athlete. By keeping the use of tools to manipulate the glass to a minimum, I allow the glass to stretch and flow into the elongated shapes and curves that are the essence of my work. One can see the free flowing lines and curves which are so common in my glass sculpture".