As both a sculptor and a ceramist, Johannessen aims to create objects that make people stop and take notice, due to the sheer power exerted from each object, which makes it impossible to ignore or shy away from. “I’ve had many people tell me that they had to rearrange their flat or house after purchasing one of my sculptures,” says Johannessen. “And that’s always incredibly nice to hear.” Those familiar with Johannessen’s work can spot one of his pieces from a mile off. “People often come to me and say ‘I don’t need to see the signature on your work – I can see it’s yours straight away’. That’s something I’ve been hearing for many years now,” he adds.