Producing functional work is a practice with focus on craftsmanship, all the while gaining understanding of material response and outcome. It provides the ultimate mindfulness I crave in working, as well as infusing a representation of the self in an object of use. Precious objects in the home have personal histories, attachments we create with them. They link themselves to our memories of time and place. The handmade embodies qualities of the maker, as well as the space and use in time it occupies.
Molly Johnson has recently relocated back to Northeast Ohio, where her beginnings working with clay started as an undergraduate at Kent State University. Prior to moving she worked in a production pottery in Penland NC, followed by teaching ceramics in central Indiana where she also kept a studio practice. She creates work both functional and sculptural bodies of work exhibited nationally.