Randy Johnston

Represented by Pucker Gallery since 2008

BORN: 1950 in Austin, Texas
RESIDES: River Falls, Wisconsin

Randy Johnston has had an illustrious 45-year career in ceramics. He is recognized internationally as an artist who has pursued functional expression and brought a fresh aesthetic vision to contemporary form, and for his many contributions to the development of wood kiln technology in the United States. He is professor and department chair emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where he taught ceramics and drawing. His work has been exhibited internationally and he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Bush Artist Fellowship granted by the Bush Foundation in Minnesota and two Visual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Distinguished teaching award in American Arts from the James Renwick Society of the Smithsonian. 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 Japan at the pottery of Shimaoka Tatsuzo, who was a student of Shoji Hamada. Johnston has presented hundreds of lectures and guest artist presentations worldwide. He has work in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert in London, the Minneapolis Art Institute, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Nelson Aitkins Museum, and numerous international public and private collections.

 

Past Exhibitions:

     Randy Johnston  Large platter with rope inlay, natural ash glaze with trailing decoration  Stoneware 4 x 23 x 23” RJ256

Randy Johnston
Large platter with rope inlay, natural ash glaze with trailing decoration
Stoneware
4 x 23 x 23”
RJ256

     Randy Johnston  Square vase, copper glaze with handprint resist  Stoneware 17.5 x 6.5 x 6.5” RJ507

Randy Johnston
Square vase, copper glaze with handprint resist
Stoneware
17.5 x 6.5 x 6.5”
RJ507

     Randy Johnston  Bowl, natural ash glaze with shell impressions  Stoneware 9.5 x 21 x 22" RJ581

Randy Johnston
Bowl, natural ash glaze with shell impressions
Stoneware
9.5 x 21 x 22"
RJ581

     Randy Johnston  Tea bowl, natural ash and shino glazes  Stoneware 3.5 x 4.75 x 4.75" RJ554

Randy Johnston
Tea bowl, natural ash and shino glazes
Stoneware
3.5 x 4.75 x 4.75"
RJ554

     Randy Johnston  Figurative vase, copper green glaze  Stoneware 19.5 x 8.5 x 6" RJ608

Randy Johnston
Figurative vase, copper green glaze
Stoneware
19.5 x 8.5 x 6"
RJ608