Luce Artist Quote
“I could not begin to list all the inspirations in life---be it people, places, periods, and/or instances.” Don M. Johnson, Renwick Gallery questionnaire, 1975
Luce Artist Biography
Don M. Johnson came to metalsmithing in a roundabout way, while earning a graduate degree in ceramics from Montana State University. Johnson considers himself an “artist craftsman.” He makes his work functional and beautiful, creating “art objects to live with.” He taught metals and photography at the State University of New York at Oneonta. In addition to ceramics, metals, and photography, Johnson also uses found materials in his work.