Mary Bayard White is a Bay Area sculptor/arts educator who likes to link art making and environmental issues, addressing issues of water resources, renewable energy, urban habitats for wild birds and affordable housing. She believes in the power of regeneration, transformation and reuse, uses salvage materials in her work, and often works with many varieties of recycled glass, and found metal parts.
Mary has a MFA in Glass and Painting from California College of the Arts. From 1985-2005, she was head of the San Jose State University Glass Program and taught in the School of Art and Design and the Creative Arts Department at San Jose State University. She also has served as a board member and Oakland, CA site coordinator for the Glass Art Society conference, organized the California Glass Exchange in San Jose and currently serves on the board of the Women Eco Art Dialogue. She has taught workshops at over fifteen institutions and is in many collections, including the Corning Glass Museum. She taught in the Crucible Glass Department in West Oakland 2002-2012 and was adjunct instructor at St. Mary's College 2013-2015. She is currently working on outside art commission for Birthplace of the Silicon Valley in Mountain View.