Joan Blade Johnson
20 Pompey Hollow Rd.
Ashford, CT 06278
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My art is most often inspired by nature and my original nature photography, and expressed primarily through textile, thread and other fiber materials. I occasionally incorporate rogue media such as wire, metals, and vintage keys into my artwork. Most often, I create my own fabric using various techniques including...dyeing with commercial or plant based natural 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!
Artists Open Studio Dates
December 1, 2
Joan Blade Johnson is a Hampton, Connecticut based fiber artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, and teaches a variety of surface design techniques. She sells her wall art and hand dyed silk scarves in a number of local galleries, artisan gift shops, and at the New Britain Museum of American Art Gift Shop. 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.