signed on reverse
7.5 ins x 6.5 ins; 19.1 cms x 16.5 cms
Monica Johnston was born in 1963, and received her Diploma in Commercial Ceramics from George Brown College, Toronto, in 1984. Johnston is known for her precise, wheel-thrown functional ware that is decorated with a bold underglaze.
Johnston has received several Ontario Arts Council grants and her work has been shown in over fifty solo and group exhibitions throughout her career. She has produced reproductions for the Royal Ontario Museum and has contributed to private and public collections, including King Carl Gustaf of Sweden. She is also co-founder and Artistic Director of Artworth, an art camp for children in Trent Hills, Ontario. In 2005, she and her glass blower husband, Paulus Tjinag, opened Frantic Farms Clay & Glass & Gallery in the budding Arts Community of Warkworth, Ontario. Johnston has taught several workshops on raku, smoke firing, mold making, and pottery throughout Ontario for over twenty years. She lives in Codrington, Ontario.