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hopejohnson

modern handmade functional ceramics

Tallahassee, Florida · 522 Sales

hopejohnson

modern handmade functional ceramics

Tallahassee, Florida 522 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(215)

Announcement   My inspiration comes from interesting botanical forms in nature, organic shapes, vibrant colors, mid-century design and a love for simple usability. Modern home decor, serving and entertaining dishes and ceramic pendant necklaces are available in my shop. Thank you for visiting! www.hopejohnson.com (Instagram: @hopejceramics)

Announcement

My inspiration comes from interesting botanical forms in nature, organic shapes, vibrant colors, mid-century design and a love for simple usability. Modern home decor, serving and entertaining dishes and ceramic pendant necklaces are available in my shop. Thank you for visiting! www.hopejohnson.com (Instagram: @hopejceramics)

Hope Johnson

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Hope Johnson

small ceramic dish - dogwood flower on plum
$20.00
6" plate - berry branch in dark chocolate brown
$34.00

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(215)
dh

dh on Sep 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

It's so beautiful, even better than it is in the pictures. That's why I'm completely satisfied despite the reletively expensive customs charge. Very well packed and arrived in good time. So happy for the purchase. Thank you.

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About

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My website: www.hopejohnson.com
My blog: www.hopejohnson.wordpress.com
Instagram and Pinterest: @hopejceramics

Background -
I began creating ceramics just as I was finishing an undergraduate degree in design in 1998. At the time I was also exploring other media, like woodworking and darkroom photography. Since then my professional experience in the design world has included architectural drawing, graphic design and digital photography, and each plays a role in the development of my work as a ceramic artist. For over a decade I continued making ceramics and developing my design aesthetic, giving most of my work away as gifts to friends and family. In 2009 I launched my business, Hope Johnson Ceramics, while working as a university art librarian in San Francisco, California. Currently, my studio is on a farm in north Florida.

Inspiration -
My inspiration comes from interesting botanical forms, organic shapes, vibrant colors and a love for the balance of form and function. In my work I strive to convey the simple pleasure of handmade beauty, uniquely expressed through functional ceramic art for the home and body. I handcraft modern home decor, serving and entertaining pieces, and pendant necklaces. My creative influences include the Art Nouveau style, the Bauhaus movement and Mid Century modern design. I also draw much inspiration from other contemporary handmade artists from a wide range of diverse media.

Design -
My ceramic work is characterized by simple but bold surface design, using retro-inspired graphics and a fresh, cheerful color palette. Pieces are hand-shaped into naturally organic curves and volumes, feeling smooth and rounded to the touch. I love to enhance the pleasing tactile nature of a ceramic piece by pairing matte and glossy glaze finishes in a design. My tabletop pieces are equally suited for serving or display, and my ceramic pendant necklaces are uniquely beautiful personal accessories.

Handmade -
I embrace the handmade nature of my work by creating each piece entirely by my own hands, with no outsourcing and nothing made from a mold. Pieces are individually shaped by hand from low fire clay, using both wheel-thrown and hand-building methods. My illustrations are pencil-drawn onto bisqueware, and commercial glazes are applied by hand using metal tipped squeeze bottles and brushes. The pieces are then low fired in an electric kiln. I especially love the handmade process and how a ceramic piece transforms through each step, from the initial creative spark of an idea to the exciting reveal when the kiln lid is lifted.

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Shop members

  • Hope Johnson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    ceramic artist

  • Lucy

    Director Of Cute

Shop policies

Last updated on August 13, 2014
Thank you for visiting my shop! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment by credit card is accepted at check-out. You can select either Etsy Direct Checkout or Paypal.

For International Orders:
The buyer is responsible for any customs duty that is due upon receiving the shipment.
Shipping
Most items are ready to ship (with the exception of "made to order" items) and are mailed via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days) for U.S. orders, and USPS First-Class Mail for international orders.

For International Orders:
The buyer is responsible for any customs duty that is due upon receiving the shipment

Items are wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon, and are carefully packaged in bubble wrap for shipping.

If your purchase is a gift for someone please let me know, and I will include gift wrapping and a note card free of charge. Just let me know what you'd like written in the note card.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me right away if you are not happy with an item that has been shipped to you. If the item has arrived broken please let me know, and I will replace it for you. If the item is not as you were expecting, you can exchange it for another item or receive a refund. A refund will be given when the item arrives back to me in its original condition. Refunds and exchanges must be requested within one week of the date the item is received.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note:

The ceramic items shown in these photos are representations of my work and may not be the exact same item you will receive. However, I do put a great deal of effort into making the items I ship look exactly like the items that are photographed, and you will probably see no real differences at all. (My pendant necklaces are the exception - every necklace is the exact item you will receive.)

Each item in my shop is individually shaped by hand, and the designs are also drawn on and painted by hand. Therefore, there will naturally be very slight variations in the shape of each item and in the placement of the design. I think that’s part of what makes handmade art so special and unique.

Glaze colors will always be identical – meaning, if you purchase more than one item in the same color, the glaze color of those items will always match exactly.

Please be aware that color representations can vary on different computer monitors. So, while my glaze colors do look accurate on my monitor, they may vary slightly on yours.