Zoë Johnson is a studio ceramicist living, working, and enjoying life on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her work is expressive, organic, at times highly detailed or elegantly simple. Her work has been described as "...a sublime representation of living in a sea of inner journeys" which captures the essence of it quite well. Her home decor pieces occupy the space between functional and decorative, they are often used as physical representations of memory or gratitude, evoking a moment in time, a fleeting sea breeze, the salty reminiscence of a day at the beach.
Influenced by the earth, the sun, the sky and especially by the vast oceans that embrace so much of our planet's surface and support such an incredible array of life, Zoë's high fire porcelain vessels and jewelry nurture a deep connection with the natural world.
Zoë exhibits her work island-wide, and offers a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year.
Her studio is located in Kamuela, Hawaii, the headquarters of Parker Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaii, and is open year-round for tours. Contact Zoe to plan your visit!
Exhibitions & Events:
2018 East Hawaii Cultural Center's Second Annual Ceramics Show, Hilo, Hawaii
2018 East Hawaii Cultural Center Maker's Market, Hilo, Hawaii
2018 Handmade + Ingredients Show, Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai, Hawaii
2018 ONE Gallery Featured Artist for the month of August, Hilo, Hawaii
2018 Commissioned Wall Installations at Rosewood Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, Bahamas
2018 Commissioned Wall Installation at Hokuala Resort, Lihue, Kauai
2017 Hawaii's Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, Kamuela, HI
2016 The Handmade Pop-Up, International Juried Holiday Market, Online worldwide
2016 The Handmade Table Invitational Exhibition, Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai, Hawaii
2016 49th Annual Hawaii Craftsmen Juried Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
2016 6th Annual Hawaii Artists Invitational Collaboration and Auction, Holualoa, Hawaii
2016 Earth Elements: Gestures of Mutual Respect Invitational Exhibition, Holualoa, Hawaii
2016 7th Annual Best of the West Show, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2016 19th Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival, Haleiwa, Hawaii
2016 8th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale, Volcano, Hawaii
2016 Hawaii’s First Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, Kamuela, Hawaii
2016 Art off the Wall Invitational Multi-Media Exhibition, Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, Hawaii
2015 New Moon Gallery Exhibition, Kamuela, Hawaii
2009 Affordable Art Invitational Show, Firehouse Gallery, Kamuela, Hawaii
2008 16th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Kamuela, Hawaii