Joan Blade Johnson

Artists Open Studio Dates:

December 4, 5

Joan Blade Johnson is a Hampton, Connecticut based fiber artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. She sells her wall art and hand dyed silk scarves in a number of galleries, artisan gift shops, and at local museum gift shops.

She also presents lectures to groups (art guilds, quilt guilds, and garden clubs) about the process of creating fiber art, and the business of fiber art.

Artist Statement:
My art is most often inspired by nature and my original nature photography, and expressed primarily through textile, thread and other fiber materials. Most often, I create my own fabric using various techniques including...dyeing with plant based natural dyes or commercial dyes, painting, batiking, printing or rusting. The quality and nature of color and these processes on textile can be quite different from these media applied to canvas. Once the fabric and composition is created, I enhance it with machine stitch and threads to create texture and dimension.   All of my work is made to be displayed as wall art.  I often frame my smaller pieces for sale.  From time to time my works are stretched over prepared canvas for hanging, but generally they are hung tapestry like on walls, allowing viewers to closely examine and appreciate the textural nature of the work.

Through exhibiting, I hope to introduce others to fiber art as fine art, and...I am always honored when people want to take a piece of my art home with them!


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