Merrie’s inspirational studio of Merrily Made is located in Cromwell CT, which is a small town along the banks of the Connecticut River. Her studio is in close proximity to numerous farms, waterways and mountains. Merrie's studio is peacefully nestled into her cottage gardens and densely tree lined property. Merrie works throughout the day making her schedule up as she goes- sometimes she works in her gardens early in the morning, other times she is off picking berries but all the while noticing nature's beauty and thinking about what to make next. Merrie finds inspiration in her serene surroundings and values the variety that each day brings.
Merrie is a self-taught polymer artist and started Merrily Made in 1992. She is a two-time Niche Award finalist. Her worked has been published in numerous articles and books and seen on the CBS Early show. She is recognized in the art community as one of the leading polymer artists. Currently you can see Merrie's work at fine craft fairs in the Northeast as well as at fine Gallery and shops throughout the USA. She graduated from Goucher College with a teaching and art degree. She went on to earn a masters in natural science from Wesleyan University and a masters in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. When not in the studio Merrie is an avid outdoors- woman; she loves to whitewater kayak, bike, ski, garden and travel.