Charmian Johnson (Canadian, 1939-2020) was an artist and educator who lived and worked in Vancouver. She studied ceramics under Glenn Lewis, and developed a distinct style within the Leachian tradition having spent several years at Bernard Leach’s pottery studio in St. Ives where she catalogued and archived the collection. Beginning in the 1970s, Johnson has been highly regarded across local and international ceramic communities. Johnson developed a meticulous drawing practice that she kept largely to herself. Rendering botanical elements she encountered in her own garden as well as on her travels, Johnson developed her drawings over time, sometimes for months or even years.