Patrick Johnson: Hot Soup Ceramics
Patrick Johnston knew at the age of six, that ceramics would be his life. “One day in kindergarten, we made clay handprints. After the teacher cut a circle in the clay around my hand, I asked if I could have the corner scraps. I stepped out on to the playground and I was overwhelmed with joy and possibilities! I remember seeing the clay squish in between my fingers, and for the first time in my life, I felt alive.” Since Johnston's epiphany, he has earned a degree in ceramic design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has been written about in numerous publications, including the LA Times Magazine
"This body of work was created with the Canvas space in mind. Each of the pieces have been made with love, affection and a deep affinity for clay. Patrick has literally hugged many of the pieces. The collection has been made with stoneware and fired to cone 11 reduction. The color palette was meant to flow with the energy of the space and glazes were formulated by Patrick for each piece so they may sit alone, as well as collectively."