Harris Art Glass was formed in 1979 by Mary Harris. When she moved to her home in Helena, Mary first supplied stained glass, as well as restoration work, to local shops, churches, and community charity organizations. 40+ years later, she has a firm foothold as an artist in the community as well as the surrounding area and the U.S.
Harris Art Glass will create an original design of almost anything. Mary has a “true to life” style and specializes in wildlife and animals. She has been a featured artist at the Annual Art Walk in Helena, Montana since 1990. Mary’s piece, “Spring Meadow”, depicting twelve horses in a meadow scene has been in numerous shows including the “Electrum” which is a juried art show for the western United States region.
Over the years Mary has put her own creative twist on many art forms. She developed a way to create stained glass tile murals for walls and tables. An example of this technique can be viewed on the rounding boards of the Great Northern Carousel in Helena, MT. She has also created her own frost technique which she puts to use in art pieces and her unique pendant shades.
More recently, she has gone into creating river tables from live edge wood slabs. They beautifully illustrate the beauty of a Montana creek but also can put a modern twist on nature.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Mary Harris has a keen eye and can create just about anything imaginable. She is undaunted by tedious details to make a piece just right.