Julie Johnson’s one-of-a-kind porcelain pottery combines traditional, functional forms with modern surface design and decoration. Through spontaneous brushwork and drawing, a collage of opposites is created: black and white, organic and geometric, motion and stillness. The quest to balance these opposites with the pot’s form has inspired and informed her ceramic work from the beginning. The surface decoration is influenced by Asian and Arabic calligraphy, and she combines the two-dimensional aspects of drawing and painting with the sculptural aspects of a handcrafted object, the ceramic vessel. There is a certain tension yet freedom between the decorated line and the surface of the pot.