Utsuwa: Japanese Objects for Everyday Use


Kylie Johnson + Tiffany Johnson

artisan - Queensland's home of craft and design

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artisan - Queensland's home of craft and design

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Kylie Johnson

Kylie Johnson

Kylie Johnson is a Brisbane-based ceramic artist, gallery owner and writer. Her ceramic studio and gallery, paper boat press, produces signature quote tags, Christmas ornaments and poetry vessels. Over the past six years, she has curated more than fifteen exhibitions of both Australian and Japanese artists in her gallery. Kylie’s passion for further study in the craft of Japanese ceramics was rewarded in 2017 with a Churchill Fellowship, which enabled her to visit more than thirty galleries and markets in Japan and undertake two intensive courses in the art of ceramic repair known as kintsugi. Kylie has had two books of poetry published with Murdoch Books, in 2008 and 2010, and a collection of quotes from her ceramic work published by University of Queensland Press in 2014.

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson has spent her professional life in book production. She first started in print production in newspapers but moved to London, where she worked at HarperCollins Publishers in the children’s division. On her return to Australia, she worked as production manager for Steve Parish Publishing and then at Murdoch Books in Sydney. Tiffany returned to Brisbane ten years ago, where she established the Australia/New Zealand office for 1010 Printing and specialised in illustrated book printing.