Pucker Gallery presents
Ancient & Modern
Ceramics by RANDY JOHNSTON
Monday, December 5th, 2015 - Sunday, January 10th, 2016
Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor , Boston
Randy Johnston has been working in ceramics in his wisconsin studio for more than four decades. He is internationally recognized for bringing a fresh aesthetic vision to contemporary form and for his commitment to functional expression.
He has also made significant contributions to the development of kiln technology in the United States. He is currently a professor at the University of wisconsin, River Falls, where he teaches ceramics and drawing, and served as Department Chair from 2009 to 2013.
His work is 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. Johnston received his MFA from Southern Illinois University and his BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with warren Mackenzie.
He also studied in Mashiko, Japan, at the pottery of tatsuzo Shimaoka, who was a living national treasure and a student of Shoji Hamada. Johnston has given hundreds of lectures and guest artist presentations worldwide.
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; Currier Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution; and numerous other international public and private collections.