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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Watercolor Wallflowers - Blue Bud
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 370
$ 296
Stepping Stones
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 2,490
Loose Ends - Ocean Air
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
Loose Ends - Incoming Tide
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
Loose Ends - Salt Marsh
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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

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

by Mary Johannessen
$ 300
$ 240
Fairy Forest II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
Fairy Flowers in Orange and Pink
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 300
$ 240
Fairy Flowers in Red and Violet
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 300
$ 240
String Quilt - Intersection
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 476
$ 333.20
Arrows - Cactus Country
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 520
$ 364
Arrow - High Line
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 650
$ 455
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Southwest Stripes: Tic-Tac-Toe by Mary Johannessen (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Southwest Stripes: Tic-Tac-Toe
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
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Polka Dot Geometry - Sandstone
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 950
$ 665
Arrow - Happy Trails
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 650
$ 455
Striped Diamonds - Kaleidoscope
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 800
$ 480
Loose Ends - Fiesta II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
$ 360
Off the Grid - Emerge
Art Glass Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 1,600
Spirit of the Southwest 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
$ 420
Spirit of the Southwest
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 600
$ 420
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
Looking Good
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

by Mary Johannessen
$ 950
$ 760
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