Zoë Johnson

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! 

 

Media:

Podcast Episode 272 with Paul Blais of thepotterscast.com Aired on 12/6/2016

Create! Magazine Issue IV 5/1/2017

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

 

Memberships:

Hawaii Craftsmen, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Potter’s Council, Hawaii Artists Collaboration, Donkey Mill Art Center

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