Charmian Johnson


Charmian Johnson was an artist and potter based in Vancouver, Canada. Primarily a ceramicist, Johnson began pottery in the late sixties, studying under Glenn Lewis. By 1970, she had her own studio at her home in East Vancouver where she produced work until 2014. Her ceramics were greatly influenced by Bernard Leach, having catalogued his diverse collection of pots, as well as Korean and Chinese ceramics, especially the glazing used in the Ming, Ying, and Sung dynasties. She also worked in pen and ink, producing a large series of floral drawings.

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