Susan Vida Judah
RCA

Artist's CV

"Beyond the Garden Path"

These chairs have been exhibited at the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB,
the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Government House, Fredericton, NB

Susan Judah - Camellia Japonica

 

Camellia Japonica

 

 


CAMELLIA JAPONICA
(Camellia/Camelia)

Handwoven Tapestry - Wool, linen, wool bouclé, silk
Seat Fabric: Handwoven. 4 harness twill. Wool bouclé, cotton, wool
Period Chair - Rococo Revival side chair, C.1855
Passementerie: Rayon. Calico Corners. USA
39 in. tall, 14.5 in. height from ground to seat, 17.5 in. wide x 20 in. deep

$6,000

Camellia Japonica


 

Susan Judah - Celosia Cristata

 

Celosia Cristata

 

 


CELOSIA CRISTATA
(Celosia/Celosie)

Handwoven Tapestry - Wool, linen, cotton, silk, embroidery floss.
Period Chair - Art Nouveau-inspired corner chair, C.1900
Passementerie: Cotton. MORDINI. Italy

$6,000

Celosia Cristata, seat detail


 

Celosia Cristata, seat detail

 

Celosia Cristata, detail

 

 

Meconopsis Betonicifolia

 

Meconopsis Betonicifolia

 

 


MECONOPSIS BETONICIFOLIA
(Blue Poppy/Pavot Bleu)

Handwoven Tapestry - Embroidery silks/cotton, chenille, linen
Period Chair - Eastlake-influenced factory-made side chair, C.1920
Passementerie: Cotton. MORDINI. Italy

$6,000

detail

 


Meconopsis Betonicifolia

 

Meconopsis Betonicifolia, detail


 

Lilium Longiflorum

 

 

 

LILIUM LONGIFLORUM (Easter Lily/Lis de Paques)

Handwoven Tapestry - Cotton, wool bouclé, embroidery floss
Period Chair - Eastlake-influenced factory-made side chair, C.1920
Passementerie: Cotton. MORDINI. Italy

$4,000

Lilium Longiflorum seat detail

 


Susan Judah - Auricula Athene (Elijah's Chair)

 

Auricula Athene (back of chair)

 

 


AURICULA ATHENE (ELIJAH'S CHAIR)
(Primula/Primevere)

Handwoven Tapestry - Wool, cotton, linen, embroidery silks
Seat Fabric. Handwoven: 4 Harness Twill: Cotton. Cotton Chenille.
Period Chair - Eastlake-influenced side-chair, C.1890
Passementerie: Rayon. Calico Corners. USA

SOLD

Auricula Athene (Elijah's Chair)


Elijah's Chair - detail

 

Elijah's Chair - front detail

Susan Judah's Venidium Fastuosum

 

Venidium Fastuosum

 

 


VENIDIUM FASTUOSUM
(Cape Daisy/Arctotide)

Handwoven Tapestry - Wool, cotton, linen
Period Chair - Colonial Revival armchair, C.1925
Passementerie: Cotton. MORDINI. Italy

SOLD

 


Venidium Fastuosum, detail

 

Venidium Fastuosum, detail

 

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Susan Vida Judah trained in England at the Hereford School of Art and the Royal College of Art and spent time working in industry in New York and England before marrying and moving to Jamaica.  There, in the midst of raising her five children, she taught art and worked for the government on a program to establish a cottage industry and organized the development of hand-weaving.  In addition she illustrated several books and worked on tapestry commissions.

In 1976, she and her family immigrated to New Brunswick, where she has been actively involved in the artistic community.  Between 1985 and 1994, she was the studio head of Textiles/Weaving at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton. In addition to lecturing and providing workshops, she continues to participate in solo, group and invitational exhibits on an international basis. 

In 2000 she received the Kjeld and Erica Deichmann Award for excellence in Craft and in 1990, the Bene Award for her ecclesiastical tapestry, Hostia.  Susan Vida Judah was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1989 and maintains membership in Canadian Crafts Council, New Brunswick Crafts Council Inc., Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., Canadian Guild of Handweavers, British Fiber Art Guild, Maine Crafts Association, and the Womens’ Speakers Bureau.    

She has works in the public collections of the New Brunswick Museum, the New Brunswick Art Bank, the Saint John Regional Library, Churchill Gardens Museum, Hereford, England, the Raiffeinsenhof Institute, Graz, Austria, and the Central Museum for Textiles, Lodz, Poland.  She has completed commissions for the corporate collections of J.D. Irving, Marysville Place (New Brunswick Provincial Government), Sts. John and Paul Church (New Maryland), Royal Bank of Canada (Fredericton) as well as collections in the Caribbean.  Susan Vida Judah works out of a home studio in Upper Kingsclear, New Brunswick.