Ben Johnson

Hamilton County

Hamilton County
Ben Johnson Glass
Blown glass and textural glass sculptures
Studio and galleries

“My work is inspired by occurrences in everyday life combined with an interest in texture and color theory.”

Benjamin Johnson grew up Indiana where he was first introduced to glass at the Indianapolis Art Center.  He went on to earn his BFA in glass from Kent State University and his MFA in glass from Ball State University. His education in glass extended beyond university at the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti in Murano, Italy.  Johnson’s desire to pursue glass has taken him from the coast of New England to the mountains of North Carolina where he was a resident artist at the EnergyXchange, a renewable energy center.

Johnson’s artwork is regularly shown in venues throughout the United States. It can be found in the permanent collection of the Indiana State Museum and has been published in Art Glass Today.  Johnsons work has received best in show awards in Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, Florida, and Arizona, and he has been the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship Grant Award, an Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship and a Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group Jerry Raphael Fellowship .  This year he will be recognized as a Rising Star in contemporary glass at the Museum of American Glass in Millville, NJ.   Currently Benjamin is home in Indiana sharing his passion for glass as a faculty instructor at the Indianapolis Art Center.