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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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Golden Starburst
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Red Starburst
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Vernal Pool at Dusk
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Early Bird
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
$ 765
Heat of the Day
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
$ 765
Picnic in the Park
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 900
$ 765
Serenity 18
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Nothing but Blue Skies 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Serenity 14
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Nothing but Blue Skies 3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Serenity 12
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Nothing but Blue Skies 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Serenity 16
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 17
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 13
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 8
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 5
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 4
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 1
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 3
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 11
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 9
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 2
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
Serenity 10
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 175
$ 148.75
By the Sea - Ride the Wave
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 350
$ 297.50
Everything in Its Place
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Bloom Where You are Planted
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Orange Blossom Applique
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,590
$ 1,351.50
Wonderland
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Synergy Seven Round Three
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

$ 240
$ 204
Off the Grid - Emerge
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,600
$ 1,360
Exuberance
Art Glass Wall Sculpture

 
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