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Mary Hong Studio
Mary Hong is an award-winning artist/entrepreneur based on Florida's Emerald Coast. She is the founder and CEO of The Shard Shop and ShardWorx.com. The Shard Shop® is a friendly Make-Your-Own-Art Boutique where glass is our inspiration. And ShardWorx® is her brand of art related products and specialty glass.
Mary’s development of a unique art form that combines paint and glass on canvas, or ShardWorx® Art, is sold in high-end galleries and interior design showrooms world-wide.
Mary is a member of the Cultural Arts Alliance, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and was the recipient of numerous Artist of the Year awards from the Walton County Tourist Development Council and Redwood Media Group.
A professional artist for over 30 years, Hong considers herself “a glass artist who paints” and has participated in group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and France. Locally, a collection of her work can be seen throughout the Salamander Spa at The Henderson, the new luxury resort hotel in Destin FL. Hong is passionate about glass and the artful magic of glass on a painting. “To me even if glass is broken, it is still beautiful and I love how a painting can put it all back together,” says Hong. “I slather glass with gold and silver leaf, then mix it with other shattered remains of lamps, dinnerware and lately, an old shower door. I like imagining the stories glass could tell.”
Photo Credit: Michael Booini