Laurel Johns' Profile
Glass artist Laurel Johns splits her time between a tiny Georgia barrier island (accessible by boat or plane only) and mid-coast Maine. Her artistic vision was influenced early on by growing up on Cumberland Island, Georgia, where her father was a ranger for the National Park Service and her mother, a ceramic artist who created artwork using the clay from the banks.
Laurel received formal training in painting, sculpture, and jewelry-making at the University of Georgia. It was in Athens that Laurel first started experimenting with glass art, and although she still painted, she found glass to be a medium which allowed her to freely express her love of color and light three-dimensionally.
There Laurel was named “Artist of the Year” at the Belfast Art Show in 2010, was published in Water’s Edge magazine Oct. 2008, and has won multiple…
- Born on April 8
- Joined June 28, 2009