Hello, I'm Joe Merrill and molten plastic flows through my veins. I’m the owner/operator of SPLURRT and SECRETOY. I design and sculpt all of my figures, and hand paint as many as I can find the time for.
13 years ago, an obsession with forming strange beasts out of clay, led me to create SPLURRT. For the last 9 years I have had the fortune to work with masterful Japanese craftsmen to create my works in Japanese soft vinyl toys, or sofubi.
I hope my works can momentarily transport you to the care-free days of your childhood, and bring you something light and fun in a world with so much turmoil and uncertainty.