Join us Saturday, July 20th from 5-8pm as we welcome our house pottery maven, Rock Johnsen!
The concept for Rock’s work comes from exploring the idea of comfort with everyday items like coffee mugs, teacups and bowls. By adding fingers, mouths, and teeth, the pieces created begin to ride a line between discomfort and humor.
Rock is captivated by dualities like disgust and fascination, which is precisely where he thinks art belongs—in everyday situations and invoking a strong emotions either good or bad. He is also interested in crystals and recreating geological processes on the surfaces of his pots.