Mercedes Brugh

Cass County

Frozen Music
Etched Glass
Local shows and 40 fine craft galleries across the U.S.

Finding glass after thirty years as a goldsmith has been a revelation for my artistic life.  I bring the goldsmith’s discipline, but glass demands a more fluid style, more acceptance of variation.  My work has expanded as a result.  

“I etch intricate drawings into glass.  Once my design is finished, I like to add the lens of another layer of glass, and finally shape the glass into bowls, plates, and jewelry.    People first love the glorious colors.  It is when they notice the minuscule details in the design—and search for further wonders—that they clearly see this art. 

” In my other life I am a trails advocate.  Since 1986 I have led a group of volunteers whose mission is to develop trails and points of interest along the rivers in our county.”