Johnny Hughes

The Capital Athletic Club

Johnny HughesAt age thirteen, Johnny Hughes saw a gentleman take a ball of dirt, put it on a wheel, spin it, and like magic it turned into a beautiful vase. Throughout high school, he took as many ceramic classes as they would allow him. He later attended Weber State University to study with Dave Cocks. While studying art, he opened a music store (Toad Tape) where he sold 8 tracks and records. For 25 years, his focus was on the store and family; it wasn’t until his son at age thirteen asked him to take a ceramics class that Johnny returned to his first passion–clay.
He went on to study with Diane and John Shaw at the Bountiful Extension of the University of Utah; he worked with them as an assistant for ten years. He has won best of show at the Salt Lake Arts and St. George Arts Festival. He loves playing in dirt and will continue to be amazed with the magic of ceramics for the rest of his life. At age thirteen, Johnny saw a gentleman take a ball of dirt, put it on aJohnny Hughes wheel, spin it and like magic it turned into a beautiful vase. Throughout high school, he took as many ceramic classes as they would let him. Johnny went on to Weber State University to study with Dave Cocks. While studying art, he opened a music store (Toad Tape) where he sold 8 tracks and records. For 25 years, his focus was on the store and his family; it wasn’t until his son at age thirteen asked him to take a ceramics class with him that he returned to his first passion–clay. Johnny went on to study with Diane and John Shaw at the Bountiful Extension of the University of Utah. He works with them as an assistant for ten years. He loves playing in dirt and will continue to be amazed with the magic of ceramics for the rest of his- life.

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