the artist

Chuck Johnson

Chuck Johnson

Venango, PA

Chuck Johnson

Johnson is a sculptor whose main focus is narrative stacked forms made of unglazed clay.  Much of his work explores issues of environmental sustainability and the impact of human activities on endangered species.

Fast Facts

Name: Chuck Johnson

Place of Birth: Beloit, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater BA Ceramics, 1982
University of Wisconsin, Madison MFA Ceramics 1989

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Karl Borgeson, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Don Reitz, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Particular field of study or class work:
Art - Ceramics

Major influences/admired artists:
12th Century Korean Ceramics
Tang Dynasty Tomb figures
Anton Newcombe
Steven Destabler

Favorite materials or media:
Gas Fired clay sculpture

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Tenured Full Professor of Art/Ceramics at Edinboro University of PA

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