Samuel Johnson

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Spring, 2022

sam johnson

The Arts Council of Princeton introduces potter Samuel Johnson as its Spring 2022 Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence.

Samuel Johnson was born on the Eastern prairie of the Red River Valley in 1973. After studying painting and ceramics at the University of Minnesota at Morris, he served a three- and half-year apprenticeship in pottery under Richard Bresnahan.

In 2000, he was invited as a guest of Denmark’s Design School to study Scandinavian Ceramic design in Copenhagen; while also working at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, and as an assistant in private porcelain studios. After working for a short period in a studio in New York, he traveled to Japan as a studio guest of Koie Ryoji.

In 2005, Johnson earned graduate degrees in fine art from the University of Iowa. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Central Minnesota and serves on the Board of Directors of

During his residency, Johnson will engage our community with a live throwing event on Hinds Plaza and ceramic teapot workshop in the ACP Ceramic Studio.