Johanna is the third generation in a line of Pargetters working from Suffolk, incorporating nearly 60 years of craftsmanship passed down through the family.
After attending Norwich School of Art and Design for her foundation she completed her degree in Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts in 2001.
In 1998 working alongside her father, Stephen Welsh, Johanna completed a ceiling in the Orchard Room at the Prince of Wales' Highgrove Estate in Gloucestershire. This followed with a second commission in 2000.
During 2012-13 Johanna completed the Building Craft Apprenticeship, which focuses on traditional building techniques, with The Prince's Foundation for Building Community. She is the recipient of the prestigious Hancocks Award. Since then she has joined other trades during the Foundation's annual Summer School to promote awareness of the craft.
Although based in Suffolk she has also worked in Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Scotland and West Sussex.