Ben Johnson - Contemporary Glass Vases

I am extremely proud to offer these contemporary vessels by glass artist Ben Johnson. Johnson’s glass vases and sculptures stem from his interest in color theory and texture. Their bold colors and richly-textured surfaces are created via an extremely labor intensive process that often includes sandblasting and acid etching. It’s a process that has earned him the distinction as a Rising Star at the Museum of American Glass.

The three pieces offered here represent Johnson’s commitment to this process that not only reveals layers within the glass, but creates a surface texture that is unique to his work.

Johnson was the very first student to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University. He received his BFA from Ohio’s Kent State University and supplemented his education by studying in several other academies such as the Corning Museum of Glass and the Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti in Italy.

His works have been exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Society for Contemporary Craft, the Toledo Museum of Art and the Indiana State Museum. He has also been featured in the publication Art Glass Today. He is currently the Glass Studio Chair at the Indianapolis Arts Center.

Johnson’s glass vases make an extraordinary addition to any contemporary interior and present well as a group or stand strong individually. To purchase or to see additional images please visit this page. And as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions.