Amelia Johannsen is a ceramist passionate about creating enduring objects in a disposable world. He shares his story of creativity and craftsmanship through his unique pieces that can be appreciated for years. Amelia uses different techniques in her work such as lathe, sculpture or hand modeling. His designs incorporate rustic and minimalist styles, inspired by nature. Each piece is handmade from start to finish in his workshop in Barcelona.
Nature has always been my great teacher. My childhood adventures, playing among the forests and rivers of Oregon, had a great impact on my personal growth; learning to manage the fear of the unknown, the dangers and the failure. Overcoming obstacles and finding new synergies are a permanent source of motivation in my day to day life. Although nature kept another gift; the gift of mud.
My work as a ceramist has taught me systematically to manage frustration and cultivate patience; allowing me to expand my personal limits. I value above all things the sense of peace obtained through work in the wheel, participating in an artistic tradition almost as old as man. Not to mention the endless possibilities of creativity that this profession offers. The mud lends itself to exploration and continuous transformation, which allows me to maintain a sense of adventure and continuous learning.
Space 137° Ceramic Art Studio