Mary Hong ArtistMary Hong is the 2014 South Walton Artist of the Year and a full-time artist cracking up glass in her studio/gallery in Grayton Beach, Florida. She has amassed a collection of over 4,000 pounds of blown glass, sheet glass, recycled glass, stained glass, glass test tubes, vintage glass swizzle sticks, glass tiles, glass beads, glow-in-the-dark glass, and “really pretty” glass. A creative glass freak since 1999, she uses a non-traditional mosaic technique that suspends cut glass in resin on painted canvas. She uses almost all reclaimed glass. “I crack up the glass (think sledge hammer), dye it, mix it with vintage jewelry, beads, fairy dust, found objects. Sometimes I slather it with gold and silver leaf, then mix it with other shattered remains of lamps, dinnerware, and lately, an old shower door… the stories this glass could tell…”

Mary has been a professional artist for over 20 years, working with glass the last 15 years. This award-winning artist has shown her work in the United States and abroad. She calls Northwest Florida home with her husband, John, their 8-year-old twins and a lot of glass!



Mary Hong Studio Gallery
26 Logan Lane, Unit F
Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday noon – 6:00 PM

(850) 231-1416

The Shard Shop is a friendly Make-Your-Own-Art Boutique located in the Shops of Grayton. ShardART is a mosaic-like technique of applying glass to canvas. Artist Instructors guide you through the process. Classes and Open Studio time is available daily. Check site for Artist Challenges and Events. The first weekend of every month showcases an Employee Art Show!

The Shard Shop
26 Logan Lane, Unit E
Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed Sunday

(850) 231-0544


2014 South Walton Artist of the Year