Waveland Studio takes its name from the Waveland Park neighborhood of Des Moines. The name alludes to the rolling Midwest prairie. Waveland Studio is now located at Mainframe Studios, 900 Keosaqua Way, Des Moines Iowa, Studio #226.
Waveland Studio produces unique journals, altered books, sculptural pieces created with book binding techniques, and more. The studio also welcomes commissions to create books for weddings, receptions, travel journals, guest books, baby books and other special occasions. Just contact us with your ideas and desires to get started.
Peggy Johnston, the proprietor of Waveland Studio, has been involved with paper throughout an art career spanning more than 50 years. She has printed, pulped, poured, painted, pasted, sculpted, woven, cast, and sewn paper. Peggy’s love of paper and fascination with containers came together when she started making books. Books function as containers for thought but Peggy’s books go beyond mere function to become art objects. She enjoys seeking out unusual materials and devising non-traditional structures to create artist’s books with sculptural forms. Peggy numbers each book inside the back cover. She’s nearly up to book number 2,500 now and hasn’t run out of ideas yet!