My passion for pottery began in 1983 when I began my study of ceramic art in North Carolina. Upon graduation, I returned to Wisconsin to accept a position with one of the nation’s largest producers of handmade pottery. During my 10 years of experience there, I refined my throwing skills and was given the title of Master Potter, of which I am honored.
Bruce Johnson Clay studio was founded in 1993. Today I draw from my experiences to design and create both decorative and functional ceramic art. Both my decorative and functional work represents my desire to provide an interactive and meaningful part in other’s lives. The technique of the Raku process is based as much on my intuition as it is on science. My functional work is high fire stoneware, wheel thrown, and altered with hand built additions. It is food, dishwasher, and microwave-safe. I love my job as a ceramic artist. I am able to get dirty all day and nobody yells at me.