During her residency, Nicolette Johnson will share different processes involved in making a new body of work for her upcoming solo exhibition, Deep Field, showing at Paper Boat Press Gallery in Meanjin (Brisbane) from October 6-20, 2023. She will guide through multiple stages in the making process, from preparing clay, to throwing, glazing, and firing.

Nicolette Johnson is a ceramic artist interested in the vessel. Her work explores our connection to the natural world and the way we assign powerful meaning to objects. Johnson was born in London, England in 1990, grew up in Texas, USA, and has been based in Meanjin (Brisbane), Australia since 2005. Working in stoneware and employing wheel-throwing, coiling, and sculpting techniques, Johnson applies a modern sensibility to classical forms. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The National Gallery of Victoria, The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Museum of Brisbane, and the Griffith University Art Museum. Johnson began working in ceramics in 2015 and continues her practice-led exploration into functional and sculptural ceramic vessels, hand-making and firing each of her works in her Brisbane home studio.