Kyle Johns

2023 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Widely exhibited and published artist and teacher, Kyle Johns is the new Ceramics Artist-in-Residence at The Umbrella Arts Center. With an MFA from Ohio University, Kyle has been a resident at Red Lodge Clay Center, The Interdisciplinary Ceramics Research Center, The Archie Bray Foundation, and The International Ceramics Center in Kecskemet, Hungary. He has taught at Kansas State University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Ceramics Program at Harvard University.

Kyle’s work deconstructs traditional industrial mold-making processes and functional domestic objects – from mugs and shot glasses to vases and holiday ornaments – to create unique new forms that explore “the grey area” between the practical and the sculptural.

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