Fred Johnston




Penn State University, College of Art & Architecture, MFA, Ceramics
1993  Alfred University, College of Ceramics, BFA, with Honors




Artlink/CEC International Partners, collaboration with the National Estonian Art Academy to construct the first anagama kiln in Estonia 


Artist-In-Residence, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts


Scholarship, assistant to Akio Takamori, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts


Functional Design Award presented at Alfred University


2006 Designed and built commissioned sculptures for Center City Park, Greensboro, NC
2005 The 23rd Annual Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2004 Steamin' Teapot Show, Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 25th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
1998 16th Annual Smithsonian Craft Exhibition, Washington, DC
1997 Spotlight '97, ACC Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
Ceramics '97, Exhibit, Guilford, CT
1996 Woodfired Pottery Fall Exhibition, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, Louisville, KY
1995-97 The Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibit, New Cumberland, PA
1995 Craft National 29, University Park, PA
Ceramic USA, Denton, TX
2007 Common Ground, Pritam & Eames, East Hampton, NY
2007 The Natural World, NC State Gallery of Art & Design, Raleigh, NC
2005 Teapots, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2003 Folk Pottery of North Carolina, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
After Palissy,
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2001-02 Phyllis Blair Clark Invitational Exhibition, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
2002 Hot/Ice III: Teapots & Pitchers, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
The Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA, also 1998 & 2000
2001 NC Clay, Past and Present, NCECA Conference, Charlotte, NC
NCECA 10 Years of Clay,
NCECA Conference, Charlotte, NC
The First Ten Years, Arrowmont's Artist-in-Residence,
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN
2000 Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC
1999 Owls, Fish and Tootsie Roll Eating Chickens, Solo Show, Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury, VT
Salt & Soda, A Contemporary View, Gallery 1021:
Lill Street, Chicago, IL
Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC
1998 Penn State Clay Tradition Exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
1997 Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt National Invitational, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, KY
Traditions in Transition,
NCECA, Clay Gallery, Asheville, NC
2006 The Remarkable Potters of Seagrove, written by Charlotte Brown, Lark Brooks
2006 Perched at the Park, written by Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane, News & Record, NC
2006 500 Pitchers, edited by Terry Guess, Lark Books
2004 Fertile Soil for Potters, written by Jaffe & Muncie, The New York Times
2003 Ceramic Tradition, by Barbara Hertenstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO
1998 The Ceramic Design Book, edited by Chris Rich, Lark Books
Ceramics Monthly, Westerville, OH
1997 The Best in Contemporary Ceramics, Rockport Publications
2002 Ideas & Images for the Utilitarian Pot, Claymakers, Durham, NC
2002 Ceramic Round Table Discussion, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
Claymakers, Durham, NC
2000 Columbia Ceramic Studio, Columbia, SC
1999 Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury, VT
1995-96 Arrowmont Outreach Programs, Art Series for Rural Students, Gatlinburg, TN
1992 Art History, Montgomery Community College, Troy, NC


Fred's Portfolio

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