Minnesota potter Samuel Johnson’s ceramic work is designed with the utmost focus on utility because he considers the functionality of pottery as an essential and unique form of engagement that is mostly absent in other art forms. Through his robust and powerful work, Samuel expresses complex ideas and feelings that are communicated when the user explores the surface and texture of his work.
Octagonal Bowl with Flower Painting (Samuel Johnson)
Stoneware with blue and white slip, painting and ash glaze
stamped wave motif on the back
Made in the U.S. by Samuel Johnson