Herron, also known as Studio Herron, is the weaving studio + textile brand of Dee Clements. Producing both lifestyle textiles and fiber art that combine an artistic process with traditional craft methodologies. Studio Herron's work crosses both hand weaving and industrial mill weaving technology. As a textile brand, Studio Herron specializes in small scale, nuanced collections of blankets, rugs, and pillows that honor the ethos of fiber and labor transparency. Each are thoughtful works of art for everyday life, utility and comfort. As a studio, Clements creates one-of-a-kind fiber based artworks, woven wall tapestries and sculptural vessels for architectural installation, private contract and corporate commission.
The process of small scale textile production is analog; designing on paper in colored pencil and gouache, hand threading looms, tying each knot, stitching each hem. Studio Herron textiles are woven with domestically sourced cotton and wool grown by US fiber farms. The cultivation and care in the growth and harvest of these fibers ensures an heirloom quality longevity.
Dee Clements is the Founder and Creative Director of Studio Herron. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber and Materials Studies and Sculpture from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been weaving for 16+ years.
With a background in painting, drawing and sculpture, Clements uses these mediums to inform her textile collections and artwork. The results blend bold, graphic compositions with textural fabric structures. The interaction of shape, line and color in Clements’ textiles are deliberate and thoughtful, referencing abstract expressionism, pop culture and often personal history.