British born artist and designer, Joanna Manousis lives and works in the United States, creating literary works in glass and mixed media that speak of human emotion, memory and the passage of time. Holding a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Alfred University, New York, and a First Class Honors Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from The University of Wolverhampton, England, Manousis has worked, studied and taught in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Manousis earned a Bombay Sapphire Award nomination for 'Excellence in Glass' in 2008, the first 'Hans Godo Frabel Award' for 'Outstanding Achievement in Glass' in 2010, along with other numerous scholarships and awards for her individual approach in glass sculpture and installation. Manousis has created her work within residencies at The Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Corning Glass Museum, NY, The Cité Internationale des Arts, France and currently works as a freelance glass artist in Columbus, Ohio. Her work can be seen in the permanent collections at Ebeltoft Glass Museet, Denmark and the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan, Armenia.