Born in Jena, Germany, lives and works in Halle.

Johannes Nagel worked as an apprentice potter with Kinya Ishikawa in Val-David PQ, Canada before studying in the ceramics department of the University of Art & Design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle.

Within his ceramic practice Nagel employs various making methods such as throwing, hand building and casting to explore a “vague’ idea of the vessel and what it can contain.