Rock Johnsen Ceramics

Rock was born in Joplin, MO, but currently lives & works in Minneapolis.rock johnsen 1

The concept for his work comes from exploring the idea of comfort with everyday items like coffee mugs, teacups and bowls. By adding fingers, mouths, and teeth, the pieces created begin to ride a line between discomfort androck johnsen 2 humor.  

Rock is captivated by dualities like disgust and fascination,  which is precisely where I think art belongs– in everyday situations and invoking a strong emotions either good or bad.