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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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Abundance 4
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225
Abundance 3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225
Abundance 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225
Abundance 8
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225
Abundance 5
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225
Abundance 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225
Abundance 6
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225
Abundance 7
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 225
Sushi Set in Red
Art Glass Serving Piece

$ 224
$ 156.80
Sushi Set in Vanilla
Art Glass Serving Piece

$ 224
$ 156.80
Starburst Warm Mosaic Round
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 900
$ 720
Hostess Set in Red
Art Glass Serving Piece

$ 260
$ 182
Hostess Set in Vanilla
Art Glass Serving Piece

$ 260
$ 182
Synergy Prototype
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 240
$ 192
Red Starburst
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Golden Starburst
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 550
Early Bird
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
Picnic in the Park
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
Heat of the Day
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
Serenity 11
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 140
Serenity 10
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 140
Serenity 9
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 140
Serenity 5
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 140
Everything in Its Place
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,400
Orange Blossom Applique
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,590
$ 795
Potted Zinnias
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
$ 1,050
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, US, 2010 - 2015
CraftBoston Holiday, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA, US, 2009 - 2012
CraftBoston Spring, Seaport World Trade Cnter, Boston, MA, US, 2009 - 2011
Paradise City Arts Festivals, Northampton Fair Grounds, Northampton, MA, US, 2009 - 2014
Paradise City Arts Festivals, Royal Plaza, Marlborough, MA, US, 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
East Boston Community Health Center, East Boston, East Boston, MA, 2014
Veracode, Burlington, Burlington, MA, US, 2013