Mark Johnson


Mark is currently Professor of Ceramics & Foundation at the Maine College of Art. He received his BFA and MFA degrees from Kent State University. His ceramic work explores the relationship between control and chance that is an important part of the soda firing process. Pottery forms, including vases, jars, teapots, platters, and pouring vessels, are surfaced with glazes that interact with the clay body and the soda kiln atmosphere to create a synthesis of material, form, and process. His artwork has been featured in numerous books and periodicals and has been included in over 200 hundred exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana and the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, Maine. Mark has received Individual Artist Fellowships from the Maine Arts Commission and the New England Foundation for the Arts/NEA.