About Us

Barb Johnson

store owner

Barb Johnson spent her professional career as an elementary school teacher, teaching first and second grade. After retiring, she became a certified Master Gardener and took a pottery class. She was immediately hooked on clay. Although she likes making wheel-thrown items, her favorite method is hand building. She gets her inspiration from nature and gardening and loves making items for homes and gardens and jewelry. Barb's goal is to put "fun" in functional items, by using gorgeous patterns and textures and making pieces that are just plain fun to use and decorate with, such as jewelry, night lights, garden signs, fairy houses, serving trays and other items. Barb loves her "mitten" and makes many Michigan-themed items. You can purchase Barb's work at the Annual Potter's Market in Southfield, Michigan during the first weekend in December, or from this website. Barb's items make great gifts! As a retired teacher, she also enjoys making digital products for teachers, classrooms, and schools. They can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Johnson-Creations

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Dr. Seuss

Pottery Care

Each piece is food safe. They may be put in the dishwasher, but hand washing is recommended. Over time, dishwashers can damage the glaze on pieces. Pieces can be used in the oven and microwave, however, pottery is breakable and should be handled carefully and protected from sudden changes in temperature. Uneven heating can cause it to crack. For these reasons, there is no warranty on Johnson Creations pottery.

Do not put pottery on a stove burner or open flame. Do not put pottery into a preheated oven. Put food in the dish first, place in a cold oven, then turn on the oven. Do not put a hot baking dish into water. Make sure the pottery is half full of food or liquid before you use it in the oven or microwave. Pottery can crack if used in a microwave or oven with prolonged baking. When you remove pottery from the oven, do not set it on a cold or wet surface. Do not put hot food onto a piece of pottery without warming the piece first under running hot tap water. Do not put frozen food on pottery and microwave it or put it in the oven. 


Canton, Michigan