Fiber / Jewelry
Mirrah Johnson is an artist and educator from Middle Tennessee. She is a dyer, sewer, and weaver, working with natural fibers and dyes. In 2017, she completed her BFA in Fibers at the Appalachian Center for Craft, where she worked in various disciplines including non-ferrous metals and woodworking. The following summer, she worked as intern in the Community Collaborations Department at Penland School of Crafts in order to further her skills related to education and community involvement. This past spring, after six months working full-time as a seamstress at Elizabeth Suzann, she realized it was time to focus more completely on her personal work as an artist and educator. She is currently a traveling artist, based in Middle Tennessee. As a recipient of work-study scholarships, she is taking classes at Penland and Haystack Schools this summer. She is currently Fiber Artist in Residence at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise in North Carolina. During August and September she will be leading several workshops for the Frist Museum and in collaboration with jeweler Lindsay Walker.