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.