Seward Artist Leann Johnson at the Frolic

Leann E. Johnson has been creating art for over 20 years: currently as a graphic artist and illustrator (as L & J Graphics); and as a tile artist, with handmade, hand-glazed unique ceramic tiles for home decor, jewelry and interior installation (as Lea-Way Designs, LLC). She began her creative career in commercial art on her parents’ suggestion she have a backup plan to support her artistic endeavors.

Lea-Way Designs’ award-winning tile design combines art and functionality with cultural images and patterns that resonate for her. Leann incorporates symbols and textile motifs in three dimensions to partner aesthetics with function. Her work can be seen on, on her website: or on her Etsy site:

Just in time for holiday shopping, you can find Leann’s hand-glazed and handmade ceramic tiles for home decor at Faith Mennonite Church during the Seward Winter Frolic on Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am-5pm and Sunday Dec. 8, 12-5pm.