Neil Johnson       

 

In 1971 I studied glass and ceramics at Exeter College of Art and Design; followed by a year studying studio pottery. I also worked at Dartington Glass as an apprentice.

Since 1975 I have been making domestic stoneware; including mugs, bowls, plates, teapots, jugs, woven clay baskets, oil decanters and casseroles in my studio in my garden in Exeter. Other work I make includes glass fusion, mosaics and a combination of thrown pieces, slab and applied clay to make unusual sculptural forms. I make pots that I hope people will enjoy using day after day.  

Galleries & exhibitions

I sell my work in four galleries in Devon.

I had my work selected for photographing by the Arts Council.

I was selected to exhibit at the Exeter Festival Crafts Market in 2005, 2006 and 2007. 

I was one of the artists featuring in Exeter Open Studios in November 2006, as part of the Exeter Autumn Festival. 

On 3, 4 nd 5 November 2007, I am taking part in the Exeter Open Studios. I am also submitting work for the Open Studios joint exhibition at the Cattura Art Gallery in the Harlequins shopping centre in Exeter.

Commissions

I also make work for commissions; including two mosaic tables, egg cups for an Easter display and casseroles.

For over 20 years I have made mugs as prizes for the Exe Descent canoe race and this year made mugs for the National Scorpion sailing championships.

I am a member of Westcountry Potter’s Association.  

Influences

Some of my recent work is influenced by my love of the water and the sea - including wave bowls and woven baskets and other items with shell designs and curly shell-like feet. I enjoy working with colour to add a twist to what are domestic, but functional items.

 

 

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