AND VANDERMARK-MERRITT GLASS STUDIOS
1943 Began apprenticeship with Carl Erickson (Erickson Art
Glass) Bremen, Ohio
1959 Left Erickson to direct Colonial Glasshouse at
Jamestown, Virginia for the
National Park Service
1972 Designed facilities and trained glassblowers for the
of Liberty Village, Flemington, New Jersey
1982 Retired from Jamestown Glasshouse
1972 Commenced operations, specializing in Colonial
Featured in the Collections of:
1974-75 Began to develop and market contemporary and traditional
1976 Vandermark work chosen for final show at the Corning
Glass Art Society
1977 Featured artists at the American Paperweight
Collectors Association meeting at
Wheaton Village, Millville, New Jersey
1979 Began experimentation with Cameo Glass
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
1981 Hosted the New York Paperweight Collectors Association
1982 Featured in the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight
1982 Vandermark-Merritt Glass Studios Cameo Glass featured
in Designs Recycled
1982 One of two contemporary studios featured in the Coming
Museum of Glass show and
seminar "2000 Years of Cameo Masterpieces"
1983-84 Featured in the Art Glass Society Journal
1984 "Insculpture Diatreta: Paperweights introduced at
Wheaton Museum of
American Glass "Paperweights of Today" exhibit
1984 Victorians Young-Sharin Gallery's "Engraved Glass"
1984 Featured in the Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight
1985 Featured in Wheaton Museum of American Glass Exhibit
"Three Generations In
Glass: Erickson, Vandermark, Merritt"
1985 Douglas Merritt gave lecture at Bergstrom-Mahler
"Breakthrough in Glass: A New Technique in the Art
of Cameo Carving"
1985 Vandermark-Merritt Cameo Glass featured in "Collectors
1986 Douglas Merritt gave lecture on "Insculpture Diatreta"
for the Michigan Chapter
Paperweight Collectors Association in conjunction
with Michigan Glass Month
1986 Vandermark-Merrill Diatreta featured in "The Glass Club
Bulletin" of the
National Early American Glass Club
1986 Featured in the Wheaton Museum of American Glass Exhibit
Flame: American Lampwork Paperweights"
1986 Commissioned to create hand-cut reproduction globes for
the chandelier in the
Renaissance Revival Room of the American Wing of the
of Art in New York City
1986 Featured in "New Glass Review 7" from the Coming Museum
1987 Douglas Merritt gave lecture to Westchester, New York
1987 Featured in lecture "Reproductions in America Glass"
delivered by Jane
Spillman, Curator of American Glass at the Coming
Museum in Coming, New
1987 Featured in Signature Fine Arts exhibition "Focus
1982-89 Douglas Merritt elected to the Board of Directors of
the Creative Glass Center
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
1990 James McClure gave a lecture to the Pennsylvania
Carnival Glass Collectors Club
1990-91 VMGS cornrnissioned to make the first Limited Edition
Perfume Bottle for the Perfume & Scent Bottle
1990-91 VMGS featured in the "Special Delivery - Craft
Americana" exhibit at the
Renwick Museum Shop of the Smithsonian
1992-93 Invitational Perfume Bottle Show, Signature Gallery
1994 Douglas Merritt gave lecture to the Washington, D.C.
1995 Washington, D.C. Paperweight Collectors Association
Merritt Glass Studio
1996 Selected for the NJ State Museum Show
1996 Participants in Spring Show at The American Craft
1999 Listed in Who's Who in America.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wheaton Museum of American Glass
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bergstrom Mahler Museum
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Rakow