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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It's Complicated 4
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 700
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It's Complicated 2 by Mary Johannessen (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
It's Complicated 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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It's Complicated 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 700
Hold That Thought II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Synergy Fifteen Round One
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 790
Hold That Thought I
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 250
Little Gem VI
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 150
Cool Nights Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 420
Little Gem IV
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 150
Synergy Seven Round Five
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 240
Little Gem II
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 150
Synergy Seven Round One
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 240
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Hold That Thought III by Mary Johannessen (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Hold That Thought III
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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Little Gem I
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 150
Synergy Seven Round Three
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 240
Little Gem V
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 150
Synergy Seven Round Four
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 240
Little Gem III
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 150
Synergy Seven Round Two
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 240
Hold That Thought IV
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 250
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Sunny Day Trio by Mary Johannessen (Art Glass Wall Sculpture)
Sunny Day Trio
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

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Off the Grid - Emerge
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,600
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