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Deborah Johnson


21 Falling Leaf Lane
Magnolia, DE 19962

Twiter: twitter.com/DeborahMaking
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Studio Hours & Directions

By appointment only.

Artist Statement

My work is an interplay between and across different artistic disciplines. The operative word is play ... to explore to celebrate, to take years to master the skill to make an object with my hands that expresses my ideas and emotions. My work is a meditation on the beauty and fragility of our world. My work is also a celebration of the gifts we each hold. Techniques and processes which take years to master honor something about what it means to be human and are as integral to my work as the content.

Artist Bio  

Deborah weaves tapestries and constructs dimensional art cloth with felted, embroidered surfaces and mixed media
The American Tapestry Alliance selected one of Deborah's small tapestries for their exhibit postcard for the William and Joseph Gallery in Santa Fe 2010. Deborah joined the Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) in 2011. She currently has work in a juried group exhibit on a national museum tour with TSGNY. One of Deborah's nuno felted wool and silk works recently won an award at a juried national exhibit at Maryland Federation of the Arts. Fiber Forum, the juried group of The Embroiderers Guild of America (EGA) invited Deborah to join them. A discussion of the selection process and artists work can be found in the August Issue of EGA's Needle Arts. Deborah will be exhibiting nationally with that group for the next three years. Deborah's new work explores vessel forms in Japanese twill weave with felted and woven surfaces. Delaware Division of the Arts recently awarded her embroidered vessel work an Opportunity Grant. The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles selected several pieces from that series for a group exhibition opening October 2012. Deborah feels that each way of creating art has a unique voice that can inform and inspire the growth of new work.












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