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Alex Johannsen

Alex  Johannsen

Alex attended Edinburgh College of Art, as well as Bradford and Ilkley Community College. She has always been drawn to figurative sculpture, be that animal or the human form. The characters in her work are all renditions of personal experience; the cats and dogs are from pets past and present, whereas the birds are either from chickens, which she was surrounded by as a child, or other more surreal styles inspired by David Attenborough's 'Life Of Birds'.

Alex's inspiration comes from a variety of sources, including cartoons, myths and legends, plays on words, and dreams. Her range of inspiration - from anywhere and anything - gives Alex joy to having total freedom to create. She uses different materials for different pieces to create particular effects. She normally uses the Raku process, due to the finish that this process offers as well as the immediacy of the results.

Alex  Johannsen Dog Head Chihuahua

Alex Johannsen

Dog Head Chihuahua

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Dog Head Chihuahua

Alex Johannsen

Dog Head Chihuahua

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Dog Head English Bull

Alex Johannsen

Dog Head English Bull

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Elephant & Monkey

Alex Johannsen

Elephant & Monkey

Ceramics

Alex  Johannsen Penguin with Chocolate

Alex Johannsen

Penguin with Chocolate

Ceramics

Alex  Johannsen Dog Head English Bull

Alex Johannsen

Dog Head English Bull

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Dog Head English Bull

Alex Johannsen

Dog Head English Bull

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Hector (Dog with Hat)

Alex Johannsen

Hector (Dog with Hat)

Ceramics

Alex  Johannsen Penguin

Alex Johannsen

Penguin

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Penguin

Alex Johannsen

Penguin

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Penguin

Alex Johannsen

Penguin

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Penguin

Alex Johannsen

Penguin

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Penguin with Bowler Hat

Alex Johannsen

Penguin with Bowler Hat

Ceramics

Alex  Johannsen Penguin with Fez

Alex Johannsen

Penguin with Fez

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Penguin with Fish

Alex Johannsen

Penguin with Fish

Ceramics

Alex  Johannsen Pug

Alex Johannsen

Pug

Raku

Alex  Johannsen Scotty

Alex Johannsen

Scotty

Raku

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