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JOHNSTON, RANDY
JOHNSTON, RANDY
WISCONSIN
The reality that is the starting point of my work is the choice to investigate the formal range of the vessel structure in clay, and the belief in the potential that the images must entertain, suggest a narrative, and allude to things outside of themselves. The largest question is how to invest my art with life, force, dignity and with a sensibility to the process and material. I am interested in this process as a means to manifest ideas and form. Categories are not important. The ongoing pursuit to enlarge the boundaries of conventional perceptions is essential.
I would hope in this work there is a glimmer of a unity that art has enjoyed in earlier ages and other cultures, when it has been less jealous of its autonomy, and more willing to share its functions with religion and magic. For each of us, this work becomes a symbol for attitudes, sensibilities and philosophies, some of which are shared, by directly articulating the perception of the user/spectator whose world the work has entered. The involvement with materials and making does not present itself as a dominant and simple factor, but rather as the center of a complex of ambiguities.

Randy Johnston has been working in ceramics in his Wisconsin studio for more than forty years.
He is recognized internationally as an artist who has pursued functional expression and brought a fresh aesthetic vision to contemporary form, and for his many contributions to the development of wood kiln technology in the United States. He is currently a professor and department chair at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where he teaches ceramics and drawing. His work is exhibited internationally and he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Bush Artist Fellowship granted by the Bush foundation in Minnesota and two Visual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Johnston received his MFA from Southern Illinois University and a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota where he studied with Warren MacKenzie. He also studied in Japan at the pottery of Shimaoka Tatsuzo who was a student of Shoji Hamada. Johnston has presented hundreds of lectures and guest artist presentations worldwide. He has work in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert, London, Minneapolis Art Institute, Boston Museum of fine Arts, Los Angeles County Museum, Nelson Aitkins Museum and numerous International Public and Private collections.

EDUCATION Master of Fine Arts 1990
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

Bachelor of Fine Arts/Studio Arts 1972 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pottery of Shimaoka Tatsuzo who was a student of Shoji Hamada Mashiko,
Japan. Shimaoka was Awarded Title of Living National Treasure 1997
February - August 1975


PROFESSIONAL Studio Artist, River Falls, Wisconsin 1972 - Present
Art Department Chair, Professor - Ceramics 1993 - Present
University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, Wisconsin


TEACHING University of Wisconsin, Pigeon Lake, WI 1992-2010
EXPERIENCE University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Master of Science in Education Fine Arts
Anagama Kiln Construction 2002
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, Special Assistant Professor 1992
Emily Carr School of Art, Vancouver, British Colombia Summer 1988
University of Minnesota, Quadna Summer Art Center, MN 1976, 1978, 1979
Rochester Community College, Rochester, MN 1992 - 1993
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 1989
Bergen School of Art, Bergen, Norway 1981
University of Minnesota Studio Arts, Sabbatical replacement for
Professor Warren MacKenzie 1978 - 1979
Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN 1973 - 1974 and 1976


GUEST ARTIST 2010 Clay Studio, NCECA Conference Presentation, Philadelphia, PA
Curaumilla Arts Center, Valparaiso, Chile
Anagama Firing Workshop, River Falls, WI
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
2009 Anderson Ranch, Good Hope, Jamaica
Grey’s Lake College, Grey’s Lake, IL
2008 Anagama, Five International Artists, Two Weeks, UW-River Falls, River Falls WI
Truro center for Arts, Cape Cod, MA
Pigeon Lake Field Station, UW-River Falls Affiliate
Glasell School of Art, Houston, TX
Sierra College, Lake Tahoe, NV
International Shino Conference, Giroussens, France
2007 University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery Board, R. Johnston Personal Studio, River Falls WI
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
GUEST ARTIST Anderson Ranch Arts Center, (2 weeks) Snowmass, CO
Continued Wisconsin Teachers Association Conference, UWRF, River Falls, WI
2006 Hui No Eau Visual Arts, Maui, HI
Studio of Annette Bellamy, Homer, AK
2005 Anderson Ranch International Workshop, Good Hope, Jamaica
2005 UM-Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
Haystack School of Art, Dear Isle, ME
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Hinckley Studios, Washington, DC
Racine Museum of Art, Racine, WI
Greenwich House, New York, NY
2004 Good Dirt, Athens, GA
Arrowmont School of Art, Gatlinburg, TN
Red Star Galleries, Kansas City, MO
GE OHR Museum, Biloxi, MS
92nd Street Y, New York, NY
2003 North Carolina Potters Guild, Asheboro, NC
Arrowmont School of Art, Gatlinburg, TN
Functional Ceramics 2003 Wooster, OH
2002 Gibbs Museum, Charleston, SC
Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2001 Anderson Ranch (Good Hope Plantation), Jamaica
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
2000 Utilitarian Clay III National Conference, Gatlinburg, TN
Edina Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
1999 Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO (Two Weeks)
Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ
St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL
1998 Penland School, Penland, NC (Two Weeks)
KLAR Swedish Cultural Workshop, Sweden (One Week)
Hui No Eau Visual Arts Center, Maui, HI
1997 Haystack School, Deer Isle, ME (Two Weeks)
North Country Studio Conference, Hanover, NH
Haystack School of Arts & Crafts, ME
Hinkley Pottery, Washington, D.C.
1996 Huara, Huara Studios, Santiago, Chile (Two Weeks)
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Southwest Crafts Center, San Antonio, TX
1995 Utah State University, Logan, UT
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
Confluence, Continental Clay Company, Minneapolis, MN
1994 University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, IL
Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
1993 University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL
Northern Iowa University, Cedar Falls, IA
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO (Two Weeks)
1992 Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO (Two Weeks)
University of Texas, El Paso, TX
Penland School, Penland, NC (Two Weeks)
Fusion, Toronto, Canada
GUEST ARTIST 1991 Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Continued University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1990 Webster College, St. Louis, MO
1989 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1987 Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
1987 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, Workshop
1986 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
1985 University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI Visiting Lecturer
Viterbo College, La Crosse, WI
1983 By Design Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Edina Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI
1981 Sun Valley Art Center, Sun Valley, ID (Two Weeks)
Bergen School of Art, Bergen, Norway Oslo School of Art, Oslo, Norway
1980 Vancouver Potters Association, Vancouver, British Colombia
Emily Carr School of Art, Vancouver, British Colombia
Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Canada (Three Weeks)
1979 University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI
1978 Washington Potters, Washington, D.C.
Grand Valley State College, Grand Rapids, MI
Calgary School Board, Alberta, Canada
Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Canada (Three Weeks)
1977 Minnesota Clay Company, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
Haywood Technical Institute, NC
Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Canada
Penland School of Crafts, NC
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1976 University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI
Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH
Penland School of Crafts, NC
Penn State University, State College, PA
1974 Minnesota Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN


PUBLICATIONS 500 Vases, Lark Books, Julia Galloway, Juror 2010
Striking Balance, Catalog, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
American Shino, Catalog Essay, Babcock, 2001
Studio Potter, "Shimaoka Tatsuzo Enlarging Our Concepts", Vol.29, No. 2, 2001 Different Stokes International Woodfire Catalog 1999, Pub. University of Iowa
School of Art, "Within the Province of Fire", 2000
Studio Potter, “Mingei Revisited”, 1996
Ceramic Art and Perception, "Rekindling the Fire", Vol. 16, 1994
Studio Potter, "Japan and America: Myth and Reality in Ceramics," Vol. 21, Dec. 1992
Ceramics Monthly, "Portfolio", October 1991
"Between Two Fires", Essay for American Wood Fired Catalogue,
University of Iowa, 1991
Studio Potter, Winter 1989
Studio Potter, "Wood Firing," Vol.II, No. 1, 1983
Early American Pottery, 1977



PUBLICATION 500 Vases, Lark Books, Julia Galloway, Juror
REFERENCES Striking Balance, Catalog, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
Handbuilt Ceramics, Coll Minque (Photo on cover) 2008
Ceramics Monthly, Page 24, Nov 2008
Ceramic Art and Perception 2008
New York Times, Shimaoka Tatsuzo Obituary
Encyclopedia of Ceramic Art and Artists, Steven Goldate, A&C Black, London, 2005
Teapot – Contemporary Approaches, Steve Woodhead, A&C Black, London, 2005
American Contemporary Ceramics, Dong-Hun Chung, Korea, 2005
The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes, John Britt, 2004
Making Marks Discovering the Ceramic Surface, Robin Hopper, 2004
Clay Times, Randy Johnston, May June 2002
Smashing Glazes, Peterson, Krause Publications, 2001
Art of Contemporary American Pottery, Kevin Hulch, Krause Publications, 2001
Ceramics Monthly, "MacKenzie and Johnston 83 Years", Dec. 2000
Functional Pottery, Robin Hopper, Krause Publications, 2000
Clay and Glazes for the Potter, Daniel Rhodes, Editor Robin Hopper,
Krause Publications, 2000
Teapots Transformed, Leslie Ferrin, Guild Publications, 2000
Functional Pottery, Robin Hopper, Krause Publications, 2000
Craft and Art of Clay, Susan Peterson, 1999
Tableware in Clay, Karen Ann Wood, 1999
Woodfiring, Coll Minoque, 2000
Working with Clay, Susan Peterson Prentice Hall, 1998
American Craft, April /May 1998 Cover Photo / Article
Handbuilt Ceramics, Kathy Triplett, Lark Press, 1997 Woodfired Ceramics, Jack Troy, Chilton Press, 1995
Warren MacKenzie, An American Potter, 1991
Fragile Blossoms Enduring Earth, 1989
American Craft, December 1990 - January 1991
Ceramics Monthly, December 1990
American Craft Portfolio, February 1989
Ceramics Monthly, April 1989
History of American Ceramics, Clark, 1988
New York Times, June 28, 1987
New Art Examiner, September 1985
American Craft, "The Studio Potter," Vol. 44, No. 4, August-September 1984
Earthcooks, 1982


KEYNOTE American Woodfire Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1991
SPEAKER

PUBLIC Glasell School Art, Houston TX 2008
LECTURE International Shino Conference Girousens, France 2008
Warren McKenzie Retrospective, Rochester, MN 2007
Stuart School of Art, Mittagong, Australia 2006
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 2006
University of Iowa Museum, Iowa City, IA 2006
Opening; Contemporary Ceramics Collection
Racine Museum of Art, Racine, WI 2005
GE OHR Museum, Biloxi, MS 2004
New York University, Influence of Japan on 20th Century American Art 2003
Arrowmont School Art, Gatlinburg, TN 2003
NCECA Conference, San Diego, CA 2003
Lacoste Gallery, "Functional Connections" Concord MA 2002
PUBLIC Bradley University, Peoria, IL 2002
LECTURE Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM 2001
Continued Weisman Museum Art, Minneapolis, MN 2000
International Wood Fire Conference, Iowa City, IA 1999
Hui No Eau Visual Arts Center, Maui, HI 1998
Haystack School, Deer Isle, ME 1997
Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1996
Cultural Center de Los Condes, Santiago, Chile 1996
Ministry of Culture, Santiago, Chile 1996
Renwick Gallery, National Museum of Art, Washington, D.C. 1996
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO 1992
NCECA (Wood Firing Panel), Minneapolis, Minnesota 1995
Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN 1994
University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, IL, Visiting Artist Program 1994


GUEST Functional Connections, LaCoste Gallery, Concord, MA 2002
CURATOR Ken Matsuzaki, Visiting Artist, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 2002
New York Tea Party, Dai Ichi Arts, New York, NY 2002
International Woodfire Exhibition "Different Stokes", University of Iowa 1999
Author, Catalog Essay
First Juried Ceramics Exhibition, Hui No Eau Visual Arts, Maui, HI 1998
Clay Wood Fire 1996
Author, Catalog Essay, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN
Images and Clay, Five Women Artists Invitational 1996
Gallery 101, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI
Early American Folk Pottery 1977
College of St. Catherine Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Catalog included in Library of Congress 1978

CONSULTANT Pigeon Lake Advisory Board, University of Wisconsin 1992-2003 Exhibition Committee, Northern Clay Center 1991-2000
Board of Directors, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, Minnesota 1991-2000
Illinois Arts Council Juror, Chicago, Illinois 1996
Minneapolis School of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1977
St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, Minnesota 1978


EXHIBITIONS 2010 Gallery B Square, NCECA, Philadelphia, PA
Selections from Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Mashiko Reference Museum, Mashiko, Japan
La Mesa Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Philadelphia, PA
Crosscurrents in 20th Century Art: Prints and Ceramics, from the Anne C. and Harry Wollman Collection, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

2009 Curated Invitational by Peter Held, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI
Single Person Exhibition, “Striking Balance”, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
Shino Invitational, “Soft Beauty”, NCECA, La Mesa, NM

2008 Painting with Fire Invitational, Lake Oswego, OR
Southern Exposure Invitational, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY
Trax Gallery Invitational, Berkeley, CA
La Mesa NCECA Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Pittsburg, PA
Pucker Gallery, Gallery Artists, Boston, MA
Inspired: Warren MacKenzie Legacy, Houston Crafts Center, TX
EXHIBITIONS Winged Earth Invitational, Roswell Art Center, Roswell, AZ
Continued Anagama Exhibition Invitational, La Coste Gallery, Concord, MA
Teapot Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmor, NC
International Shino Conference Girousens, France

2007 Shuki Ten International Invitational Sake Wares, Japan Society, NY, NY
R Johnston, J Mckeachie-Two person Exhibition, TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA
R Johnston, J Mckeachie, Two-person Exhibition, Harvey Meadows Gallery,
Aspen, Co
Mark of Fire Curated invitational, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Eat With Your Eyes invitational, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Ceramics Today invitational, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Invitational NCECA, Glassworks Gallery, Louisville, KT
Invitational Haystack School of Art Faculty, Blue heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

2006 Diverse Domain Invitational, Contemporary North American Ceramic Art NCECA, Taiwan Catalog
Yixing Effect Invitational, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT Catalog
Vessel Invitational, Red Lodge Center Arts, Red Lodge, MT
4Kar Gallery, “Johnston, Simon, Branum”, Iowa City, IA
Treasure Hunt: Teapots, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Invitational, Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
Two-Person Exhibition, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2006 Teapot Invitational, Red Star Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Two-Person Exhibition, Bunnell St. Gallery, Homer, AK

2005 Taipei Yingge Museum, NCECA Invitational, Taiwan
Dai Ichi/Pahk Gallery, One Person Exhibition, NY, NY
Gustin, Lawton, Johnston, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Provocative Clay Series, Kohler Art Center, Invitational, Sheboygan, WI
Contemporary Functional Ceramics, Invitational, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN
Northern Wood: Woodfired Work from Wisconsin, Invitational, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Flowers that Bloom in the Spring, Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Endless Variations: Shino Review, Invitational, Baltimore Clayworks,
Baltimore, MD
“La Mesa”, NCECA Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Baltimore, MD
The Visceral Vessel, Invitational, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
University of Northern Iowa, Collection of JoAnn Schnabel, Cedar Falls, IA
Container Content Survey of American Studio Ceramic Art, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

2004 Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Dai Ichi Gallery, One Person Exhibition NY, NY –
Santa Fe Clay Group Invitational, One Person Exhibition Santa Fe, NM
Red Star Galleries, Two-Person Exhibition Kansas City, MO
Troyer Gallery, One Person Exhibition Washington DC
Utilitarian Clay, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
Power of Pottery, Dunedin Fine Arts Gallery, Dunedin, FL
NCECA The Big Show, MT Burton Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Invitational “Splendid Table”, Kentucky Museum of Art, Louisville, KY
GE OHR Museum, Biloxi MS

2003 Mingei Legacy Exhibition, Mingei International Museum San Diego, CA
Dai Ichi Gallery, Three-Person Exhibition NY, NY
Troyer Gallery, Four-Person Exhibition Wash, DC
EXHIBITIONS Santa Fe Clay, Snowbirds invitational Santa Fe, NM
Continued Functional Ceramics 2003, Wooster Ohio
Influences, Interpretations, Traditions, White Lotus Gallery, Eugene OR
Brittingham Invitational, University Wisconsin, Madison, WI
SOFA Chicago, Ferrin Gallery NY, NY
Invitational, Ferrin Gallery NY, NY
Invitational, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Arrowmont Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg TN

2002 American Shino, Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Teapot Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC
New Traditions, Worcester Center for the Crafts, Worcester, MA
22 Ways of Clay National Invitational, University of Texas, Tyler, TX
Functional Connections, La Coste Gallery, Concord, MA
Stoneware for Daily Ritual, Red Star Studios, NCECA, Kansas City, MO
Ceramics Invitational, Parkland College, Champaign, IL
Two-Person Show, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Invitational, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Anagama Kiln Invitational, Peck Gallery, Providence, RI
32 x 32 Invitational Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Graduates, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

2001 One-Person, Mendoza Gallery, Caracas Venezuela
Le Grand Buffet, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
25 Select 25, Lil Street Invitational, Chicago, IL
Two-Person, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Invitational, Faces of Fire, Waterbury, VT
American Shino, Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
Catalog published by Babcock Gallery
Salt and Ash Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM

2000 Twelve Potters, Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC
One Person Exhibition, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Utilitarian Clay III, Arrowmont, TN
Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950-2000
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Rizzoli Catalog Curated Traveling Exhibition
Wood-Fired, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
Enhancements: Hand Crafted Functional Objects
Exhibits – USA Traveling 2001-2004
Beyond the Body Invitational, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Wisconsin System Ceramic Faculty, La Crosse, WI
MacKenzie and Johnston Two-Person Exhibition,
Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
Wood Fired - Salt Fired, Pewabic, Detroit, MI

1999 Select 12 International Invitational NCECA
Ohio University, OH
Clay Place, Philadelphia PA
St. Petersburg Clay-Two Person Exhibit, St. Petersburg, FL
Born of Ashes, Little Rock, AK (catalog)
Wood/Salt/Soda, Odyssey Gallery, Ashville, NC
Woodfire Invitational, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
International Woodfire Invitational, Iowa City, IA (catalog)
National Teapot Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Dai Ichi Arts -Two Person Exhibit, New York, NY
EXHIBITIONS Invitational Lill Street Gallery, Lill Street, Chicago, IL
Continued Invitational Pottery for Pleasure and Use, Eclipse Art Center, Arlington, VA
Invitational Suited to a Tea, Sioux City Art Center, IA
1998 Invitational Curated Woodfired Ceramics, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
Invitational, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
Two Person Exhibition, Hui No Eau Visual Arts, Maui, HI
Teapot Invitational, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Functional Invitational, Boston Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Invitational, Western World, Nikko, Japan
Woodfire Invitational, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

1997 Swedish Invitational, Ransaater, Sweden
Tea Bowl Invitational, Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Tracing Tradition Invitational, Curated by Warren MacKenzie
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Ikebukuro Seibu Gallery Four-Person Exhibition
Shimaoka, Mackenzie, Matsuzaki, Johnston; Tokyo, Japan
Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, KY
Invitational, Boston Society Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
18 American Potters Exhibition, Moegi Gallery, Mashiko, Japan
Minnesota/Wisconsin Invitational, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997 Invitational, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
Two Person Exhibition, TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Invitational, Cambridge, WI
Wood Fired Invitational, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
Studio Days Curated Invitational, Chester Springs Studio, PA

1996 Tempestuous Teapot Images, Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY
Chester Springs Studio Days Invitational, Chester Springs, PA
Flourishing Tradition, Mt. Hood College, Gresham, OR
Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt Contemporary Artifacts, Berea, KY
Clay Invitational, Renshaw Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
1st Mashiko International Ceramics Juried, Mashiko, Japan
Major Mud Invitational, St. Petersburg Center for the Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Master Potters From The Heartland Invitational
Curated by Pro Art Gallery, DePaul University, Greencastle, IN

1995 NCECA Clay National, Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN
"Borderline Clay" Alumni Exhibition
Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Virtual Ceramics Exhibition
Internet (http://www.uky.edu/Artsource/vce/johnston.html)
20th Anniversary Invitational, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD
Teapot Invitational, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Invitational, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, ME
Six Master Potters of the Modern Age, Babcock Galleries, NY, NY
Holman Building After Midnight, M.C. Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Across the Big Muddy - Wisconsin Ceramic Artists Invitational
Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
University of Minnesota Alumni Exhibition
Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
NCECA Members Juried Exhibition
Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

EXHIBITIONS 1994 Invitational Pewabic, Detroit, MI
Continued Warren MacKenzie Sphere of Influence Invitational
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Catalogue
Studio Days 1994 Invitational, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
Tea Pot Invitational, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, ME
Group Invitational, Pewabik, Detroit, MI
Faculty Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI
Tea Pot Invitational, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993 Studio Days Invitational, Chester Springs, PA
National Teapot Show II Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Ceramic Invitational - Warren MacKenzie and Friends
Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH
Two Person Exhibition, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
Johnston-MacKenzie-Shimaoka, Maveety Gallery, Gleneden Beach, OR
Daily Rituals Invitational, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
The Framed Teapot, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Two Person Show, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Functional Ceramics 1993 Invitational, Wooster, OH

1992 Teapots: Contemporary Views, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Studio Potter Twentieth Anniversary Collection
Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences, Manchester, NH
Oregon Ceramic Invitational, McMinnville, OR

Pottery to Serve Life, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD
Cup Invitational, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Collectors Exhibition, Lennie Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Edifice Complex Invitational, Northern Clay Center Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Woodfired Invitational, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, ME
New Art Forms, Represented by Joan Farrell Collection, Washington D.C.
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Midwest Potters, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Sphere of Influence, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Invitational, Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH
NEA Fellowships in Clay, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL
NCECA Annual National Juried Show, Tempe, AZ
(Catalogue) Purchase Award
NEA Award Recipients, Joan Farrell Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Teapot Invitational, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
MacKenzie Legacy, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

1990 One-Person Show, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Intentionally Regional Invitational, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN
Teapot Invitational, Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Woodfired Invitational, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago IL
Teapot Invitational, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
One-Person Show, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Platter Exhibition
Emison Gallery, Greencastle, IN
Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
Parkland College, Champaign, IL
Fragile Blossoms, Enduring Earth:
EXHIBTIONS The Japanese Influence on American Ceramics
Continued American Craft Museum, New York, NY
International Ceramics Symposium, OICS Invitational, Norway

1989 Mask Hysteria Invitational, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Beyond Craft Invitational
School of Visual Arts, Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY
Japanese Influences on American Ceramics Invitational
Everson Museum of Art, (Catalogue), Syracuse, NY
Plate Invitational, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Followers in the Functional Tradition Invitational
Warren MacKenzie Retrospective
University Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

1988 Midwest Clay Invitational, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Clay National, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Merit Award and Purchase Award (Catalogue)
Silvermine Guild of Art, New Canaan, CT

1987 One-Person Show, Pro Art, St. Louis, MO
One-Person Show
Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI
The MacKenzie Collection: 20th Century Ceramics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1986 Navy Pier Show: New Art Forms, Chicago, IL
Potters and Friends, Vermont State Craft Center, VT
Salt in the City, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Art Faculty Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI

1985 Woodfired, NCECA Show, St. Louis Community College, Merrimac, MO
Opening Exhibition, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Fiber and Clay, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Clay: Everyday plus Sunday, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan,
WI

1984 Functional Ceramics Invitational, Wooster College, Wooster, OH
Studio Potter Invitational, Vermont State Craft Center, VT
Platters and Related Forms Invitational
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
On the House, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Platters, Esther Saks Gallery, Chicago, IL
American Woodfired Invitational, Fireworks Gallery, Seattle, WA
Woodfiring in America Invitational, Craftsman's Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
One-Person Show, Viterbo College, La Crosse, WI

1983 East Meets West Invitational, Putnam Art Council, Mahopec, NY
Utilitarian Mud Invitational, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
One-Person Show, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI
American Ceramics National, Downey Museum, Downey, CA (Catalogue)
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Hand and Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
American Art Forms, Nieman-Marcus, Dallas, TX

1982 Fire and Ashes Invitational, Pittsburgh Center of the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Food Tools, Stillwater, MN
EXHIBTIONS Wood Fired, Craftsmen's Gallery, Omaha, NE
continued Collectors Choice Invitational, Craftsmen's Gallery, Omaha, NE
Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1981 Teapots, USA, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Useful Pots, Arvada Center for Arts & Humanities, Arvada, CO Catalogue
Invitational, Kristiansand, Norway
Raku Invitational, Oslo, Norway
Invitational, Western Norwegian Art '81, Bergen, Norway
Minnesota Pottery: A Potters View, Catalogue, Library of Congress

1980 Invitational, Function Forms, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Art Lending Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Area Artist Invitational, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI

1979 West Bank Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Functional Forms, Juried Show, Oregon State University, OR

1978 Grand Valley State College, Grand Rapids, MI
Clay at Clay County Invitational
Rourke Gallery, Plains Art Museum, Moorehead, MN

1977 One-Person Show, Sontag Gallery, St. Paul, MN

1976 "The MacKenzie Influence", Sontag Gallery, St. Paul, MN

1975 Smith Park Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Mitsubushi Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

1974 Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Minnesota Crafts Show, Minnesota Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Smith Park Gallery, St. Paul, MN

1972 Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Northrop Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Ceramics 1972, New York, NY


PUBLIC/PRIVATE Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
COLLECTIONS Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
(partial list) Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Schein Joseph Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Tikotin Museum, Haifa, Israel
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Victoria and Albert Museum London UK
Newark Museum Newark, NJ
Nelson Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Steve Uchytil Collection Houston TX
Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, NM
Natalie and Gregory Fitzgerald, Sante Fe, NM
Roger Mandel Collection, Chicago, IL
Victoria Schonfeld Collection, New York, NY
Emison Art Center, Greencastle, IN
PUBLIC/PRIVATE Gary Portnoy Collection, New York, NY
COLLECTIONS Weisman Museum Collection, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
(partial list continued) Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul, MN
Stephan Albert, Boston, MA
Dustin and Lisa Hoffman, Los Angeles, CA
GTE Telecommunications Corporation, Dallas, TX
University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
University Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Mary Jackson Burke Foundation, NY
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Barbara and Ed Okum, Santa Fe NM
Banff School of Art, Alberta, Canada
Hamada Shoji Foundation, Mashiko, Japan
Government of Norway
Sentry Insurance Corporate Offices, Stevens Point, WI
First Bank Systems, Minneapolis, MN
WCCO Communications, Minneapolis, MN
Northrop Collection, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Donna Moog Collection, St. Louis, MO
Garth Clark, Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY
Los Angles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Wustum Museum of Art, RAM Racine, WI
Rhode Island School of Art Museum, RI

AWARDS Distinguished Educator Award 2010
James Renwick Alliance, Renwick Smithsonian, Washington D.C.
Bush Artists Fellowship 1998
Bush Foundation, Saint Paul, MN
Visual Arts Senior Fellowship 1990 - 1991
National Endowment for the Arts
Individual Artist Fellowship, Project Grant 1983
Wisconsin Arts Board
Visual Arts Fellowship
National Endowment for the Arts 1978 - 1979
Apprenticeship Grant
National Endowment for the Arts 1978 - 1979

REPRESENTED
BY Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Pucker Gallery, Boston MA
AKAR Gallery Iowa City, IA