Chris Johnson


Each gourd is like a blank canvas with an inherently unique shape so there is a challenge to see what will work the best for each one. My penchant for using Asian motifs can be traced to living  in Japan in the early 60’s.  I also enjoy using U.S. Southwestern designs as well as those found in nature or contemporary expression. 

My work with baskets and gourds and related items began in the early 1990’s when I attended several classes at the Caning Shop in Berkeley. Later, I joined the Bay Area Basket Makers and the East Bay Gourd Patch.

I still enjoy taking classes from well respected and talented teachers and am always seeking new techniques and experimenting with new products. I have also been able to assist new gourd artists and have taught gourd classes as well.

My works have been shown in several galleries in the east bay and several of my gourds have been on display and for sale at the Dolphin Gallery and as part of the Bay Area Basket Makers have been in month long shows at the Art Center in Gualala as well.


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Chris Johnson, Asian Red

Artist: Chris Johnson
Title: "Asian Red"
Medium: gourd
Dimensions: 9" x 8" x 9"
Price: $130 + tax
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Chris Johnson, Asian Green

Artist: Chris Johnson
Title: "Asian Green"
Medium: gourd
Dimensions: 7" x 7.5" x 7"
Price: $128 + tax
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Chris Johnson, Asian Blue

Artist: Chris Johnson
Title: "Asian Blue"
Medium: gourd
Dimensions: 7" x 6.5" x 7"
Price: $124 + tax
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Chris Johnson, Ouch

Artist: Chris Johnson
Title: "Ouch"
Medium: gourd with devil's claw
Dimensions: 7" x 9.5" x 7"
Price: $98 + tax
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Chris Johnson, Five Pointed Star

Artist: Chris Johnson
Title: "Five Pointed Star"
Medium: gourd
Dimensions: 6.5" x 7" x 6.5"
Price: $98 + tax
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Chris Johnson, Standing Tall

Artist: Chris Johnson
Title: "Standing Tall"
Medium: gourd
Dimensions: 6.5" x 21" x 6.5"
Price: $110 + tax
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Best, Toni
Briemle, Nancy
Darchi, Bob
DuFlon, Andrea
Frankie, Jutta
Gwathney, Eugenia
Johnson, Chris
Kelleher, Lynn
Oller, Lorraine
Pascal, Orna
Salm, Amanda
Shapiro, Barbara
Stanton, Jill
Wittman, Jan

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