School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Sandra Johnstone

Born: 1936, USA, California   Died: 1991

Ceramicist. A native of Southern California, Johnstone gained an MA in Ceramics and an MFA in Plastic Arts from San Jose State University, where she later also lectured. Her specialisation was functional and sculptural forms, with emphasis on wheel-thrown shapes and salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain.

Her work is best known for its celebration of the unique qualities of salt glazing, using surface texture and colour to enhance the character of the clay. She was also known for her lucid writing, including numerous articles for Ceramics Monthly and the NCECA (National Council for Education for the Ceramic Arts) Journal.

Johnstone also had exhibitions at Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (1988) and at Monterrey Peninsula College Art Gallery (1990).

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Plate] C1165 Ceramics