Modern ceramic relics – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

black volcanic-rock inspired vases

Black volcanic-rock inspired vases – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Etruscan relic renaissance

 

Nicolette channels ancient classical pottery forms, mainly form the Etruscan epoch and combines them with contemporary geometries, to arrive at a distinctive style that she presents with superb imagery. She majored in photojournalism at Art School, which she believes influenced her perception of communication with visual language. A casual interest in collecting vintage pottery led her to a pottery course in 2015 where she discovered the tactile, physical nature of pottery throwing to be a useful counterbalance to the computer bound nature of image editing.
After spending her early years in London followed by a few years in the American South West, where she claims she was inspired by Mid Century modernism and Native American pottery, particularly for their simplicity and streamlined forms, she presently has a home studio in Queensland, Australia. Here she creates her elegant ancient forms that merge bulbous bases with elongated necks and serpentine handles, capturing an artefact spirit in a refreshing context. Her pieces exude a refinement and balance that only need further embellishment with elaborate handles and simple decorative additions, typical of Etruscan pottery.
She is also currently exploring the subtleties of wood fired ceramics as opposed to using electric fired kilns. The multitude of shapes that emerged from classical pottery has been an endless source of intrigue for me and Nicolette’s contribution is a welcome addition to this timeless genre.

 

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blue-Abyssal-vase-Nicolette-Johnson on white mantle

Blue abyssal vase – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Ceramic-Beer-Stern-Nicolette-Johnson rust and white glaze

Ceramic Beer Stern – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Black-trumpet-vase-with orchids -- Nicolette-Johnson

Black trumpet vase – Nicolette Johnson  (@swsco)-•-Instagram)

 

 

Two Sulphur-crested-cockatoos-Nicolette-Johnson

Sulphur crested cockatoos – Nicolette Johnson photo

 

 

 

Ceramic Chain Vase--Nicolette-Johnson

Ceramic Chain Vase — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Pedestal vase with tulips – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

cojoined-vases with knotted handles-Nicolette-Johnson

Cojoined vases with knotted handles-Nicolette-Johnson

 

 

Three blue ceramic pots -- Nicolette johnson

Blue pottery – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson olive green-ceramic-vase

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

White-slip-ceramic-cup-Nicolette Johnson

White slip ceramic cup – Nicolette Johnson

 

black-glaze-long handle jug-Nicolette-Johnson

Black glaze long handle jug – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette Johnson-vases-on-table indoor decor

Nicolette Johnson vases

 

 

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‘Inseparable Vessels’ – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Kaneko-and-Stepwell-vases--Nicolette-Johnson

Kaneko and Stepwell vases- – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Large-coil-built-urn-Nicolette-Johnson chocolate brown colour

Large coil built urn – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Lucidity-vessel-Nicolette-johnson blue glaze vase and flowers

‘Lucidity vessel’ — Nicolette Johnson

 

Nicolette Johnson pottery wheel throwing

Nicolette Johnson

 

Memphis-Milano-stepwell-inspired-vase by Nicolette Johnson

Memphis Milano stepwell inspired-vase by Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson_ceramic Females-vases

Naked female torso vases – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-white vase-and-bowl

Nicolette Johnson white vase and bowl

 

Nicolette-Johnson raised neck ovoid vessel

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

pastel blue large handled vases Nicolette Johnson

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson--ceramic-vessels

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-coiled-vase with flowers

Nicolette Johnson coiled vase with flowers

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-blue twin handled-vase

Nicolette Johnson-blue vase

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-long handle ceramic-jug

Long handle ceramic jug – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

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Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

Audrey-the-wood-fire-kiln in the shed with a black chook

Audrey the wood fire kiln – photo by Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Black pedestal vase with dry flowers -- Nicolette Johnson

Pedestal vase – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

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Black-vase — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-white ceramic jug-and-cup

Nicolette Johnson  ceramic jug and cup

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson--twin handled pottery-vase

Nicolette Johnson–twin handled pottery vase

 

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson vase

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Classical pottery-Obelisk-Pedestal-vase---Nicolette-Johnson

‘Obelisk Pedestal vase’ — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-brown-vase

Nicolette Johnson vase with sprouting handles

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-pottery twin handles

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-classical style vases

Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson--vases-and-wattle multi handles

Multi handled vase with yellow wattle – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Black, blue and white vase - Nicolette Johnson

Three Nicolette Johnson vases- Lapis blue raincloud vase (middle)

 

 

Nicolette-Jophnson-ceramic-vase with floral display

Nicolette Johnson vase

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-white-contemporary vase

Nicolette Johnson white footed vase with spherical handles

 

 

 

Nicolette-Johnson-symbol-pots in black

Symbol pots – Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Small White sprouting vase --Nicolette-Johnson

Small white sprouting vase –Nicolette Johnson

 

 

Stoneware-Bangle---Nicolette-Johnson

Thick stoneware bangle—Nicolette Johnson

 

 

stoneware-tea-cup-with-a-shino-glaze -- Nicolette-Johnson

Stoneware tea cup with shino glaze — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

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‘Study in blue and black and silver’ — Nicolette Johnson

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Horizontal ribbed white vase, dried flowers and cup — Nicolette Johnson

 

 

White-Sands-Nicolette-Johnson -- photo of solitary person on beach

White Sands – Nicolette Johnson photo

 

 

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Nicolette Johnson

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Posted October 2, 2017 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Excellent work. The photographs are also excellent.

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