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Ralph Johnson, Dr. Ralph Johnson

Biography to Display: 


1967    BDS University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

1984    Honors Degree in Ceramics, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

1992    MA Ceramics, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, England




1985 Teaching Ceramics, Paarl College, Western Cape, South Africa

1988 Lecturer, Stellenborsch University, Western Cape, South Africa



Ralph Johnson is known for rough, unglazed pottery which is often surfaced with colored slips and multi media materials, such as wire, wire mesh, and gold leaf.

In 1979 Johnson, originally a dentist, decided to become a full-time ceramic artist after taking ceramics classes with Digby Hoets.


Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Bernardaud Collection, Limoges, France

Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa

Pietermaritzburg Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Staffordshire University Collection, Staffordshire, England

University of Natal Collection, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa




Center for CraftCenter For Craft



AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


The Marks Project is not aware of any signatures or marks for this artist.
Date: 1997
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand-Built
Dimensions: 7.7 inches in diameter
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.176
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.176

Citation: Beul, Jasmine . "The Marks Project." Last modified May 21, 2023.