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Volume 25, Number 3 — March 2018

John Gunther Photo Gallery (Feature story supplement.)

John at the dye table.
John at the dye table.
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January 27, 2007

Since 1973 John Gunther of Abingdon has created contemporary rugs and sculptural wall hangings. With work in both two- and three-dimensional forms, he creates abstract, graphic, and representational pieces, both functional and non-functional.

Self-taught, Gunther works primarily in wool. He has explored the textural qualities of the Scandinavian warp-faced technique of the Ripsmatta weave, combined with the hand-dyed relationships of color. Weaving on a floor loom, Gunther produces depths of field not usually found in fiber media. The artistry of his hand-painted yarns provides an endless palette of color and tone.

Topics: Art


"Calm II"

A three-panel work in a client's home.

"Mountain Sky"

An example of John's beautiful rugs.

A close-up detail of a wall sculpture.

"Pacific Sky"

Rugs woven by John.