Patrick Johnston knew at the age of six, that ceramics would be his life.
"One day in kindergarten, we made clay handprints. After the teacher cut a circle in the clay around my hand, I asked if I could have the corner scraps. I stepped out on to the playground and I was overwhelmed with joy and possibilities. I remember seeing the clay squish in between my fingers, and for the first time in my life, I felt alive."
Since Johnston's epiphany, he has earned a degree in ceramic design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has been written about in numerous publications such as the LA Times Magazine.
Currently Johnston is the artist in residence at the Temple of Mediclaytion, Venice California.