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Felted Fabric Creations by Valerie Johnson

A photo of two felted chicken sculpturesGuinea Hens, felted P-clay sculptures

Valerie Johnson has lived all over the United States, and is currently based in Virginia. The artist makes felted fabric creations under her studio name, Flying Cow Creations.


A wall-hanging felt artwork of a fox and a rabbitFox and Bunny Tea Party, wet felting and needle felting with stitched details


Working with her chosen soft and colorful medium, Valerie creates artworks in a number of different styles, ranging from large sculptural objects to simple wall-hangings and functional objects. I enjoy Valerie’s series of wall-hangings, most of which are designed with a sort of collage sensibility, with deliberate shapes of felt layered over one another to create a distinct scene. There’s a sense of whimsy in all of these works, with many featuring slightly anthropomorphized animals, flowers, and highly saturated background hues.


A screen capture of Valerie Johnson's textile art


Valerie’s portfolio work also includes a selection of wearable artworks and even home décor like a fully felted ottoman. The artist also dabbles in sculpture, creating bright, cartoonish creatures using paper-maché and polymer clay, painting them with bright blues and other colors. 

A blue fish sculpture situated in an outdoor flower potBlue Beta, P-clay sculpture in a pot

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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