Kristian Merwin

A glass sculptor with a background in engineering and business. He draws inspriration from a lifetime spent playing with gravity as a surfer, snowboarder and rock climber. Kristian’s signature pieces combine simple repeated organic shapes and colors to create fractal compositions that suggest a merging of nature and technology.

Nectar Collector was born when Kristian and his business partner Jefe were discussing the need for a new oil vaporizing method, one which eliminated the complications of pre-existing nail systems in the industry. Kristian developed the original Nectar Collector, which was the world’s first water-cooled vaporizing system, with a spill-proof diffuser and straw inspired tip. Together they formed the business and pioneered a major development in vaporizing technology.

Kristian on Hello Glass