Mary B. White is a California Bay Area sculptor/art educator, active with the Board of WEAD (Women Eco Artists Dialogue). Her current focus is to link art making and environmental issues.
Mary started working in glass in 1968 and was head of the San Jose State University’s Glass Program from 1985 to 2005. 1994-96 she served on the Board of the Glass Art Society and co-organized the Oakland Glass Art Society Conference, and the California Glass Exchange in 2002. In 2015, she was awarded the Lifetime Membership Award from the Glass Art Society.
From 2006-11, Mary designed and built an 18-foot high glass and stone Flood Level Marker for the City of Boulder, Colorado, her first large-scale public-private
collaborative art project.
2009-10 Mary was a Fulbright Scholar at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD0 in Dublin, Ireland, co-facilitating, with graduate students in ceramics, glass and metal, an experimental seminar on critical thinking, and developing student-led exhibitions and symposium on the topic of Craft and Context.
2012-15 Mary taught art/ environment courses as an adjunct at St. Mary’s College, 2002-2012 she was Co-Head of the Glass Program and instructor at The Crucible in Oakland.