Leon Johnson

Talking Paper Interview Series: Leon Johnson

Talking Paper Interview Series: Leon Johnson

Leon Johnson is an educator, artist and chef focused on ways that food, art, life training, culture and pleasure intersect. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Johnson recently moved to the Bronx from Detroit, where he founded and ran Market Studio Kitchen, and co-evolved Salt & Cedar Letterpress with his partner Megan O’Connell and sons Marlowe and Leander. It was also in Detroit where he began organizing a roving series of curated crafts & baking events called Book & Bread, where participants learned to bind books and bake bread around a table. He brought the concept to NYC, working with past Nomadic Press interview subject Ksenya Samarskaya to hold Book & Bread in her studio at 475 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg.

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