Hampshire, United Kingdom
Born in Benoni near Johannesburg South Africa in 1970, Frith Johnson is an
emerging artist and ceramic designer. She showed an obsession with art from childhood and chose to study art for six years. First in Fine Art and then in Ceramic deisgn at Technikon Witwatresrand. After working at a ceramic company making commercial protypes, she started her own business producing commercial gifts and awards and then decals for a ceramic tiling company. In 1999 she moved her family to the uk and chose to focus her attention on raising her children. Although she found it difficult to concentrate on bringing a body of work together at this point, she threw herself into teaching, local politic and community work with the focus always on bringing art to the community. Due to her fascination with the human body, she hit the books again and in 2010 became a qualified clinical aromatherapist. But the call to the arts was too strong and started working as a full time artist again in 2014.
Frith’s work is featured in many local community areas including the Entrance to the macmillan Center in Southampton General. She was chosen to show work in the Chichester Open Exhibition in 2006. Frith has had a solo exhibition at the Courthouse in Eastleigh in 2015. Her work normally has conceptual undertones of melacholic themes and a satirical edge. Frith is very interested in the layering of different materials and has enjoyed working with palette knife in oils and mixed media and is interested in the layering of slips, washes and glazes in ceramics.
Currently Mrs Johnson is working on developing a ceramic studio to influence and complement her painting practise and preparing a body of work for a future exhibition.