Sam Merritt

Sam is honored to be the fashion mentor at New Urban Arts. Since finishing art school, she’s worked professionally as a silversmith, bookbinder, assembler of adult novelties, bejeweler of dog clothes, teaching assistant, tailor, bouncer, and vegan baker, and unprofessionally at many other things. She’s part of The Dirt Palace Collective of female artists, plays cymbals in What Cheer? Brigade, and fronts punk band The Cavegirls. When making art, Sam only uses materials and tools that have been discarded or found second hand. It’s her way of tapping into endless adventure, self-confidence, and her dream to live better on less. She’s glad to see that reusing has become media-friendly and popular lately because she’ll be doing it either way.


Years: 2010-11 2011-12