Artist Profile

Vera Johnson, jewelry maker


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Vera Johnson, has lived in several states in the country but on a trip to Maine some 20 years ago, she fell in love with it and knew she belonged here. And so in 2016 she moved to East Dixfield, Maine and opened a shop called Vera’s Iron and Vine where she can make and sell her wares. Her interest in and passion for making art began in her childhood rummaging through salvage yards and old barns with her Dad. She has a fondness for the “castaway” things that find new life and purpose in her work.

Vera is both a blacksmith and a jewelry maker. The metals she salvages is not only used in her smithing work but also in her jewelry designs. Vera gives us insight into some of her philosophy as she comments on the use of the heart symbol in her pieces; “...the simplicity of the heart symbol can be understood and easily embraced....love is simpler than I’ve allowed it to be...”.

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