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Elma Johnson

Biography to Display: 

1932 Born Sylvania, Georgia

2008 Died Asheville, North Carolina

EDUCATION

BA Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

MFA Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1969-1971 Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

1971-1973 Art Director, The Newfound School, Ashville, North Carolina

Assistant Professor Ceramics and Fiber, Ceramics Department Head, University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina

1979-1984 Field Faculty, Goddard College Graduate School, Plainfield, Vermont

 

Elma Johnson was an active potter who studied with Tom Coleman, Paul Soldner and Ken Ferguson. After a stroke in 1991 she began working in glass.

Elma became the first North Carolina college professor to receive the Governor’s Award in the Arts and Sciences.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina

McDonald Corporation, 28’ x 8’ wall, Weaverville, North Carolina

 

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Wall Sculpture
Form: Wall Hanging
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 30, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/johnson-9