Randy Johnston has been working in ceramics in his Wisconsin studio for more than forty years. He is recognized internationally as an artist who brings a fresh aesthetic vision to contemporary functional form, and for his contribution to the development of wood kiln technology in the United States. He is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where he teaches ceramics and drawing. Johnston received an MFA from Southern Illinois University and a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Warren MacKenzie. He also studied in Mashiko, Japan, at the studio of Tatsuzo Shimaoka. His ceramics are included in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Minneapolis Art Institute; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution; and numerous other international public and private collections.
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