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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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Arrow - Happy Trails
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 650
Arrow - Springshot
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 520
Southwest Stripes: Tic-T...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 550
Arrow - High Line
Art Glass Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 650
Arrows - Cactus Country
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 520
Quilt Block
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 1,500
String Quilt - Intersect...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 476
Polka Dot Geometry - Aga...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 950
Polka Dot Geometry - San...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 950
Midnight Diamond Totem
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 880
Off the Grid - Emerge
Art Glass Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 1,600
Title IX II - Sun Inchin...
Art Glass Wall Sculpture
by Mary Johannessen
$ 550
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