Alexandra Johansson works as a designer and craftsman.
In the spring of 2020, I graduated from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in ceramics and glass. I’m currently studying the master program CRAFT! At the same institution. My process consists of different stages. First an applicant, where I get inspiration, test and select. Then an action that includes practical elements and aesthetic decisions based on purpose and ambition. Finally, an overview of the progress of the work to see what has been chosen away, how the final became and analyse why it turned out the way it did. The materials I work with are mainly plaster, ceramics and glass. I do the sketching and shaping in plaster, which I then transfer to glass and ceramics, usually in the form of casting and blowing. I need to work close to the material to achieve the result I am looking for. For me, it is not possible to see the result on a flat surface or a 3D sketch, it is so much in the physical feeling of an object.