here we have no lasting city

here we have no lasting city

here we have no lasting city

susan johnston

march 3 - april 1, 2023

ccbc gallery window

Within the framework of the Canadian Clay Symposium 2023, ceramics artist Susan Johnston presents her work at the CCBC window gallery. The three canopic jars in bird forms were previously presented in a group show by the Fraser Valley Potters Guild at Place Des Arts .

the canadian clay symposium 2023

The Canadian Clay Symposium offers the ceramics community the opportunity to gather and celebrate the diversity of work being created across Canada. Ceramics enthusiasts at all levels of confidence will experience an entire day of in-depth conversation with peers and presenters. Watch exceptional demos ranging from hand building, wheel throwing, slip casting, surface decoration, and atmospheric firing, all with an eye to investigate how clay is shaped by diverse Canadian experiences. Learn more about the Symposium here.

Susan Johnston is a ceramic artist currently working in stoneware clay producing sculptural and combination production work out of her studio in Crescent Beach, South Surrey. As a founding member of the new pottery studio at Crescent Park she shows and sells her work with a guild of 45 potters. Her work can be seen at Kizmit Gallery in Fort Langley and Excellent Frameworks in Duncan B.C. on Vancouver Island.

Susan taught art at the highschool level after earning a fine arts diploma from Langara, Bachelors degree in Art Education from UBC and a Ceramics certificate from Kwantlen University, Surrey Campus. It is her joy to work in a medium that has changed very little over time. She is inspired by the thought that I can express extraordinary ideas through an ordinary medium – clay!