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Ralph Johnson, Dr. Ralph Johnson

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

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

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Dentist

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

1988 Lecturer, Stellenborsch University, Western Cape, South Africa

 

BIOGRAPHY

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.
Bowl
Date: 1997
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Dimensions: 7.7 inches in diameter
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.176, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.176, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Beul, Jasmine . "The Marks Project." Last modified August 21, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/johnson-14