Johan Thunell

b. 1946, lives and works in Smedstorp, Sweden

Johan established his studio in the early seventies after training at the Croydon College of Art, London. In the early days, inspired of what he saw of work from Japan and England, he focused on making domestic ware in stoneware and porcelain. In later years his emphasis shifted towards sculptural work; renderings of beast and man in stoneware and raku. Quite recently, Johan’s interest has come to focus on human physiognomy, which is the assessment of a person’s character or personality from their outer appearance, especially the face.

Exhibited at museums and galleries in Scandinavia, UK, Spain and USA