The Creatives: Nicolette Johnson

Born in London, raised in Texas and now based in Brisbane, Australia, Nicolette Johnson is a ceramic artist who merges the traditional with the experimental, exploring symmetry, esoteric and surrealist motifs, and the way we assign meaning to objects. 

Working in stoneware and employing wheel-throwing, coiling, and sculpting techniques, Nicolette applies a modern aesthetic to re-imagined ancient forms. 

With a background in photographic art and social documentary, Nicolette began working in ceramics in 2015 and is continuing her practice-led exploration into functional and sculptural ceramic vessels, hand-making and firing each of her works in her Brisbane home studio. 

Her work is included in the permanent collections of The National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Brisbane, and the Griffith University Art Museum.