Mary Chiodini has been a glass artist for more than 20 years. She initially learned the art of stained glass and spent years creating windows and Tiffany reproduction lamps as a hobby and occasionally on commission. Mary later expanded her skills by venturing into glass fusing. After becoming pregnant for the first time in 1997, she desired a safer creative outlet and turned to mosaics. What began as a temporary diversion and exploration quickly became a passion.
Mosaics have historically been a very classical art form. Mary embraces the traditional mosaic methods but has sought a more contemporary expression, even including erotica. Glass is the preferred material for her mosaics because of its beauty and reflective nature. She also includes other materials such as stone, metal and leather.
While Mary enjoys experimenting and creating art that comes from her own inspiration, she also enjoys working with artists and clients to bring their visions into reality, whether it is a free standing work of art or a functional piece for the home.
When Mary isn't working in her studio or at Chiodini Architects, she spends her spare time learning to play bass, riding her Harley, and traveling. She especially loves Italy and finds so much inspiration in its beauty and artwork. Mary recently returned from a trip to Spain to see the architecture and mosaics of Antonio Gaudi.