Seward Arts & Culture

Arts & Cultural Activities in the Seward Neighborhood — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Meet Seward Artist, Leann E. Johnson


Find this artist’s work online here.

Makes: Hand-glazed and handmade ceramic tiles for home decor and gift giving.

From the artist: “Colorful and culturally-inspired ceramic tiles for home and personal decor. Tiles as art, in coaster sets and dual-use trays; ceramic bottle stoppers, wine charms and jewelry are available for personal expression and gift-giving.”

About Leann:
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:

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