New York Exhibits. Samuel Johnson at Sara Japanese Pottery.
A curved back lip. The form that continues is carved into four ridges, such is the beauty of Jōmon, a nicely fitting size for your hand. Greatly influenced by Takashi Nakazato’s unglazed Karatsu Nanban, black, or at times red, what appears is a scenery of light and shadow.
Born in Minnesota, Samuel Johnson apprenticed under Richard Bresnahan. In Denmark, he met his idol, Takashi Nakazato. While studying under Ryoji Koie in Japan, Sam went to Tanegashima to explore the roots of Takashi Nakazato’s Karatsu Nanban.
What is so appealing about him is his honesty and hardworking character. He drives straight forward with an honest conviction and this shows in his works. Samuel Johnson’s creations come from his various experiences that are turned into his artworks. Of his work, there is still much more to be explored, and I want to be there to see it when it happens.
Samuel Johson’s works are available at Sara Japanese Pottery.
New York exhibits. More: Sara Japanese Pottery website: http://www.saranyc.com/
Sara Japanese Pottery 950 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10021 (69th and 70th street .)
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!