Shannon Merrifield - Co-Founder
Shannon Merrifield is a potter, an arts entrepreneur and a committed arts advocate. Co-Owner of Spicer Merrifield Gallery, Shannon will bring her love of contemporary fine art, craft and New Brunswick to this exciting new venue. With over 19 years experience, she continues to promote and cultivate contemporary professional artists and craftspeople in Atlantic Canada. Merrifield is the previous owner/curator of Buckland Merrifield Gallery, Handworks Gallery, Saint John and Handworks, Rothesay NB.
Known as a community spokesperson for the arts and community builder - Merrifield's engagements includes Co-Founder of FUSION, past Chair of the New Brunswick Museum, past Chair of Saint John Gallery Association, and past board member Saint John Arts and Community Board, Craft NB and Chamber of Commerce Board. Mostly though, she is a mom to her two boys Felix and Finnian.
Newly accredited AJP (applied jewellery professional) from the GIA, Merrifield is excited curate fine jewellery and precious gems with partner, well known goldsmith Gary Spicer. Under her belt, Merrifield has been the recipient of numerous awards including: The Board of Trade Silver Award, the Uptown SJ Award and the Atlantic Craft Alliance Best Gallery Award.