In the Studio with Jan McKeachie-Johnston
In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Video Series, Randy Johnston and Jan McKeachie Johnston invite viewers into their studio for a look into their working processes. Soul mates as well as studio mates, Randy and Jan’s pottery shares the common influence of the Leach/Hamada traditions, but they each bring their own perspectives and techniques to the making process. Once an apprentice to Japanese pottery master Shimaoka Tatsuzo, Randy uses traditional Japanese tools and methods, and combines them with his own innovations and ideas about form. Jan incorporates a strong sense of form along with rich surface pattern and texture to her work.
- Chapter 1 - Hump Mold Dishes
- Chapter 2 - Birsh Vase
- Chapter 3 - Hump Mold Basket
- Chapter 4 - Wheel Thrown Basket
- Bonus - Johnston Studio Tour
About the Artist
Jan McKeachie Johnston earned her BFA at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and went on to study at the University of Minnesota and Southern Illinois University. Since 1979, she has been very active teaching workshops and working in her Wisconsin studio. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States, and she is represented in many private and public collections.