Glaze making for porcelain ceramics

Glaze making for porcelain ceramics

Today I have been mixing glazes! This is exciting as it means that I am one step closer to the final firing (my ceramics require two firings in the kiln). When I open the kiln door and as if by … Continue reading

Mold making for porcelain ceramics

Mold making for porcelain ceramics

They say that it is what is on the inside that counts, but I’m pretty happy with how smart this mold looks from the outside! This is a mold for a salt shaker, and I am looking forward to trying … Continue reading

‘Going Freelance’ MMU Centre For Enterprise

‘Going Freelance’ MMU Centre For Enterprise

Today I was a guest speaker at ‘Going Freelance’. A course that encourages and equips budding entrepreneurs, run by the MMU Centre For Enteprise. I took part in a Q&A alongside Heather Linnitt who runs Eclectic Chair – visit her site … Continue reading

MMU Originals prize winner 2013 – Beth Johnson Ceramics!

At the Degree Show this year at Manchester School of Art I was presented with two awards! One of which was the honour of being selected to have a personal profile on the MMU Originals website.

“The concept behind the MMU Originals online shop is to promote the talent and skills of our alumni (and thereby the Manchester School of Art) to the outside world – while also giving some added publicity on the MMU website to selected alumni.”

And the page is now live!!

Take a look…  (Click the image below)

Beth Johnson Ceramics 2013

P.S – I’ll leave the information of my second prize for another blog entry.. (or you could check my previous blog entries if you’re curious)

Manchester Art Gallery’s 21st Century Showcase this year presents… Beth Johnson Ceramics!

Manchester Art Gallery

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Exciting news!… My ceramic designs are now exhibited in Manchester Art Gallery, in the 21st Century Showcase. The showcase includes some examples of my tests to give you an insight into the making process of my ceramics. If you get chance to check it out do please leave a comment to let me know, and tell me what you think.

Thanks to Janet Boston for this fantastic opportunity.

Beth Johnson Ceramics business cards

Beth Johnson Ceramics business cards

My business cards finally arrived the night of the Degree Show, just before the Private View. Apologies to everyone who I talked to prior to the event who wanted my business card but instead took my details scribbled on a … Continue reading

Manchester School of Art, Three Dimensional Design degree show awards 2013

Special guests came to visit our Three Dimensional Design show, with awards to give out…

…I was awarded two prizes!

Beth Johnson Ceramics 2013   Beth Johnson Ceramics 2013

I have been selected to sell my work through MMU origionals :

And been awarded short-term free studio space in Glossop, leading up to a selling fair at Christmas

Thank you VERY MUCH!!

Other awards included:

– A stand at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

– Window Display at the Bluecoat Display Centre

– Shortlisted for a residency in Denmark

– Best dissertation across the entire School of Art courses

(Shout out to my dear friend Catrin Griffiths for this one, I’ve never known someone work so hard and be so determined – well deserved!!)

– Exhibiting at the Royal Exchange

– and more which escape my memory…


Three Dimensional Design degree show, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013

MMU Manchester School of Art Degree Show 2013It has finally come around! Three years in waiting… it is now our turn to showcase our work at our degree show!
The preview night (last night) was great fun. The public not only saw all of Manchester School of Art graduate’s creations but also got their first inside look at the New School of Art Building!

The degree show is still running and open to the public today (Sat 15th June) till Wednesday 19th. Free!

Opening times:

Saturday 15 June 10am – 4pm

Sunday 16 June 10am – 4pm

Monday 17 June 10am – 6pm

Tuesday 18 June 10am – 6pm

Wednesday 19 June 10am – 6pm

Three Dimensional Design (my course) has a great location on the first floor, and if you walk up to the second and third floors you can look down and see our work from above. I especially like this angle!

If you don’t get chance to visit, click the link below to view some photographs of the collection I am exhibiting at the degree show:


A sneak preview before the final unveiling at my degree show – Rocking Dressing Bottles

A sneak preview before the final unveiling at my degree show – Rocking Dressing Bottles

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