Name: Michael Wright Johnson
What do you make?
I make silver jewelry
How did you learn your art/craft?
I took some classes in College for fun and then took more classes in Chicago for a year in my spare time. I currently am doing my metal smithing in my spare time.
Where can we find you?
What do you make? Paper goods for weddings, gifts and parties; favor boxes, garlands, luminaries, placecards...
How did you learn your art/craft? I have always been drawn to paper in my artwork and crafts, and ended up working in the package design industry for six years after graduating with a Bachelor or Fine Arts. Picked up plenty of knowledge and "tricks of the trade" while working with some super-talented structural engineer types.
Do you have a "real world" job? This is it! Stepped out of my full-time job last August to pursue Paper Acorn full time and have never been happier. (Oh, and still work a few times a month at a local art gallery/coffee shop as a barista.)
Your five favorite things: 1. Sunny mornings when hubby and I are crowded in bed with our three cats 2. Getting re-energized in quiet times 3. A well-brewed and perfectly steamed latte 4. Admiring the work of others 5. Paper!!
Who are your favorite artists/crafters? Oh, I love the endless supply of crafting talent on Etsy! But as far as traditional artists, Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Beuys, Diane Arbus and Joseph Cornell have always been a few of my favorites.
Where can we find you? Find everything Paper Acorn at http://www.paperacorn.net/