Striking a balanced marriage between three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional designs can often be a challenging endeavor. A playful balance between dimensions is exactly what ceramic artist Lydia Johnson achieves with her pottery. Similar to Joseph Kraft, Johnson combines paper collages, drawings, and color fields with her functional ceramics. The viewer can see through her multiple bodies of work that the endless possibilities of clay create an endless cycle of inspiration and exploration of materials and techniques.
Johnson received a BA in Studio Art from Messiah College in 2011 and completed a post-bac at the University of Hartford in 2013. She has also been a resident artist at St. Petersburg Clay Company in Florida. Johnson is currently in her final year in the MFA program at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. Follow her grad school journey on her blog.