Mervi Haapakosi – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Mervi Haapakosi

Mervi is a Finnish glass and textile artist. After graduating from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland she was accepted as an artist in residence at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre glass studio for three years. She is also one of the founding members of Geisterblitz Glass Studio which operated in Toronto for 10 years from 1997 – 2007. Mervi is an avid creator in multiple media. Her whimsical driftwood pieces are well balanced and playfully East Coast inspired. Her textiles are joyful, practical and well made. Mervi is happy to call Cape Breton home.