His beginnings a metal-carving designer add a unique sensibility to his techniques. His works harmoniously balance the warmth of traditional ceramics and the cool, novel textures of metal. In his pieces, you'll find bold colorings of silver, red, and gray along with exquisitely controlled glazing.
Samuel Johnson is a ceramist well-traveled, represented through the universal appeal of his work. After apprenticing for potter Richard Bresnahan, he traveled to Denmark's Design School to study the art of Scandinavian ceramics. There, he also worked at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, and as an assistant in private porcelain studios. After working for a short period in a New York studio, he traveled to Japan as a studio guest of Koie Ryoji.
His various cultural influences combine to create works that are bold and internationally enlightened.