Logan M. Johnson
|I received my first intro to ceramics in Jr. High like a lot of people. However,
my interests at the time were focused on the performing arts as a dancer.
That was no problem for my family as long as I had some way to support
myself once I became an adult.
Art has always been an integral part of my life and I always searched to find
"my medium" of expression. Over the years I've tried many different ways to
fulfill my search for "the right" medium for me. A work related accident left
me partially disabled and at age 31 I was forced to make a change and try to
figure out what I was going to with the rest of my life. My Labor and
Industries vocational insurance would pay for me to be retrained but the
question was, in what?
The only thing that came to mind and that wouldn't go away was ceramics.
At first I intended only to do murals on back-splashes using overglazes on
commercial tiles and to work with interior decorators and designers. Learning
to throw was an after thought related to my retraining. It was something I
could try in class while focusing on glazing tiles. That was all it took. After
about a month of learning to throw my first time since Jr. High school, I was
hooked and I knew this was my medium. Creating pottery made my soul
After leaving school I have continued my education through workshops and a
lot of "seat time" in the studio. Some of my workshops have been with:
Robert Pipenburg , Sylvie Granetelli , Tony Clennel, Mel Jacobson, Pietro
Madelena. As well as one on one time through the list serve Clayart with
some of the top ceramic artists,& ceramic educators in the world. In addition
to workshops, demonstrations & lectures at the NCECA (National Council
for the Education of Ceramic Arts) Conventions. For the last 3 years I have
been a board member of the Potters Council a subsidiary of The American
Over the years I have spent time at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe WA,
and the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, WA. where I
demonstrated on the different aspects of pottery making daily. I also give
private and semi-private instruction in throwing, hand building, glazes and
firing in my private studio. Between 2005 - 2011 I owned & operated
Yakima Valley Pottery and Supply, a pottery & gallery in Yakima WA.
I closed the store in late 2011 due to my husbands job change and moved
back to the Marysville WA. area. Currently my work is fired using primarily
cone six oxidation in an electric kiln , although I do dabble with Raku &
primitive firings. My studio currently has four electric wheels, a kick wheel
A hand building area four electric kilns, a raku kiln, a full glaze making
facility. I can't decide which I enjoy more making my work or introducing
people to the joys of pottery making.
My husband, Dennis, and I have been married for the last 30 years. Dennis,
and I, have also been given the "honor" of being allowed to share our home
with, and to serve our seven cats we normally refer to as "the kids"
I hope you enjoy my website. Please feel free to contact me with any
questions you might have.
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