Bill and Terrie Merritt's Profile
Copper and glass.
With these three ingredients, artist Bill Merritt is making people smile across the country. Bill, doing business as Ozarklake Distinct Décor, makes garden art in his garage studio. His specialty is hummingbird feeders. The glass containers he uses in his art began life as something else—bottles, vases, candlesticks, gazing balls, wine glasses, decanters and decanter tops. From common to elegant, each is united with copper and repurposed as a fun and functional one-of-a-kind work of art.
Formerly a draftsman and sometime sketch artist, Bill was quickly led to a functional art that not only is different but serves a purpose and gives new life to recycled copper and glass.
Many years as a professional wireman translated into…
- Joined December 11, 2006