Abstract Ceramic Vase
The art of ceramics is about making choices. Those of Dominique Johnson are guided by a concern for balance between shapes and colors, reliefs and textures. The results, devoid of all the superfluous, are revealed in subtlety and the unexpected. Far from exuberance, Dominique’s works punctuate space like a comma, a sentence. Its goblets speak of linen, transparency or loved words while its candle holders light up the night like stars. Dominique mixes with the earth a look accustomed to letters, words, texts, a look forged during a professional practice of linguistic revision and management of publishing projects, and which she transposes to ceramics with careful attention to the overall composition. With reserve, she turns, models and shapes plates, pots, vases, cruets, bowls or candle holders, combining lines and colors in shapes of dazzling simplicity. Sometimes a colored dot enlivens a vase, or fine straight lines crisscross the margins of a bowl. There are also the fish, alone or in groups, well defined or simply evoked, which swim happily on bowls and plates that will never end their journey.
Approx: 11 inches tall x 8 inch base