Café Galt - Felt Artist Jorie Johnson

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Thu AUG 08 Felt Artist Jorie Johnson

Introduced to the traditional textile technique in Finland by learning to make Scandinavian felt boots, Jorie Johnson was immediately enchanted by the magic and power of felting, and studied various textile techniques at universities in the USA and Finland.

Johnson's innovative expression of the 8,000-year-old central-Asian technique of felt making and the influences of Japanese culture are clearly visible in her work; she combines rich colours and layering techniques with materials such as silk, rayon, and mohair.

            A resident of Kyoto, Japan since 1988 where she teaches at universities, Johnson also teaches feltmaking techniques internationally (her 3-day fully subscribed workshop at the Galt is the only one in Canada this year!), and exhibits her contemporary feltworks in galleries, shops, and museums around the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in the UK.

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013