Artist House Tours: Featuring Eron Johnson's inspiring Valverde loft
Steve Hirsch Photography, www.stevehirschphoto.com Johnson playing music in his loft home.
Editor's note: Indie Design Blogger Jeanne Connolly loves to see how creative people put their houses together. In this series, she'll be sharing some of her favorite homes, by taking us inside the unique private spaces of metro Denver and beyond.
When Eron Johnson isn't designing "drool worthy" accessories, lamps and sculptures out of finely crafted architectural antiques, he is simply a man who enjoys making things with his hands. His artistic creations range from wirework to pottery to stained glass -- and even music. You can find everything from a forklift to wire cutters in Johnson's creative toolbox and you can find every inch of inspiration in his Valverde Loft home.
Steve Hirsch Photography, www.stevehirschphoto.com Johnson's antique door knocker.
Westword: What's your favorite thing about your neighborhood?
Johnson: Location, I can be anywhere in town in just minutes. I also have my store there. It's a quiet, odd industrial area, but it's close to downtown. It's sort of a forgotten side of the highway. I hate to tell everyone about it in one way, but it's great, inexpensive and it's pretty quiet except for the train.
Steve Hirsch Photography, www.stevehirschphoto.com Johnson's pottery bowl creation.
Is there a hidden gem in your neighborhood?
Besides the shop, there are quite a few parks. In the next two years, the city and the Army Corps of Engineers are going to be redoing the entire riverfront. There will be three parks with rock climbing walls, a pedestrian bridge that will connect through the new Alameda Exchange. The light rail is right near by. So it's a magical spot.
As far as food, you can find everything Mexican and Vietnamese. In less than a mile, east of Broadway, you can find every other hip, urban, kind of food.
Steve Hirsch Photography, www.stevehirschphoto.com Johnson's studio supplies. Steve Hirsch Photography, www.stevehirschphoto.com Johnson's art studio materials. Steve Hirsch Photography, www.stevehirschphoto.com Johnson's studio painting.
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