Hi, I’m Josh Merritt, founder of JLM Glass Studio in Dayton, Ohio. I began blowing glass in 2009 as an apprentice. I studied, created, and now enjoy teaching numerous glass art techniques including vessels, ornaments, flowers and more.
In 2016, I moved to Columbus and enrolled at The Ohio State University. At OSU’s glass program, I continued to develop my skill and passion for glassblowing. I also expanded into other areas such as stained glass, fusing, engraving and sandblasting.
The magic of glass never ceases to amaze me: the challenge of creating an intricate glass piece; the delicate balance of heating and cooling at different times and stages; the planning and teamwork required for success. It all comes together into an intense moment from which either fine art or floor shards are created.