Mary Johannessen

"By combining a slightly quirky style with fine craftsmanship, I create approachable, uplifting art glass."

Though she credits her inspiration to the folk-art traditions of patchwork quilting and tile mosaics, Mary Johannessen's background as a designer is also apparent in the artistic sensibility of her kiln-formed glass artwork. Her understanding and expression of rhythm in design elicits a sense of playfulness, expansiveness, and joy.

Johannessen's creations begin with colorful, hand-cut pieces of glass—many of them stenciled, painted, or stamped with her original designs. She lays out the glass pieces in a process she likens to assembling a jigsaw puzzle, and then kiln fires the resulting assemblage into a solid panel. Her pieces are adaptable for both wall and tabletop display.

Mary Johannessen received her BFA in graphic design from MassArt in Boston. She continued her education with printmaking classes at the SMFA in Boston, DeCordova Museum, and Zea Mays Printmaking. Her education in glass includes courses at Diablo Glass School, Bullseye Glass, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, OATKA Glass School, and Worcester Craft Center.

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Sunflower
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 1,500
Potted Prickly Pear
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 1,300
Large Potted Hyacinth
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 1,500
Fairy Forest I
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
Fairy Forest II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
Fairy Forest III
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
Fairy Flowers in Blue
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 300
Jug Vase with Red Zinnia
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 950
Arrow - Happy Trails
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 650
$ 520
String Quilt - Intersection
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 476
$ 380.80
Arrow - High Line
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 650
$ 520
Southwest Stripes: Tic-Tac-Toe
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 550
$ 440
Loose Ends- Tidal Pool
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
$ 480
Loose Ends - Fiesta
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
$ 480
Loose Ends - Fiesta II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
$ 480
Off the Grid - Emerge
Art Glass Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 1,600
Arrow Series
Art Glass Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 900
$ 630
Nine Square Glass
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 850
$ 510
Spice Jar
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 550
$ 385
Mountain Stream
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 550
$ 385
Title IX II - Sun Inching Closer
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 550
$ 440
Signs and Symbols
Art Glass Wall Art

by Mary Johannessen
$ 1,170
$ 819
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, US, Baltimore Convention Center, 2010 - 2015
CraftBoston Holiday, Boston, MA, US, The Cyclorama, 2009 - 2012
CraftBoston Spring, Boston, MA, US, Seaport World Trade Cnter, 2009 - 2011
Paradise City Arts Festivals, Northampton, MA, US, Northampton Fair Grounds, 2009 - 2014
Paradise City Arts Festivals, Marlborough, MA, US, Royal Plaza, 2009 - 2011
Collections
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, Boston, MA, US, 2010
Children's Hospital, Peabody, MA, Peabody, MA, US, 2011
Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury, Boston, MA, US, 2012
Veracode, Burlington, Burlington, MA, US, 2013
East Boston Community Health Center, East Boston, East Boston, MA, 2014