Inspired by natural organic forms such as trees and pebbles and by Nordic design, Julie's work concentrates on slip casting, mainly with porcelain. Julie founded Inner Finn Ceramics after falling in love with Finland on a five-month residency.
Living in Finland cemented a love of clean line, pure form and pared back style. The wintery landscapes, bare branches and mounds of snow come through in Julie's use of expressive mark making and monochrome colour. Julie's work explores the tension of opposites, between control and chance, between fleeting movement and stillness and between soft form and hard materials. Julie seeks to capture quietness, offering a moment of stillness amongst the bustle and constant noise of modern living, creating objects that want to be touched, loved and used.
'I founded Inner Finn Ceramics after falling in love with Finland on a five-month residency whilst studying for a Bachelors Degree in Applied Arts. Throughout my final year at University I worked to position myself to make and sell ceramics. Having graduated with first class honours in 2016 I am concentrating on establishing myself as an emerging maker. I bring my work into the public arena through exhibitions, contemporary craft shows and a network of contemporary craft galleries stocking my work. A member of the Crafts Council Directory of Makers, I split my time between my home studio and residencies at Glyndwr University and Mid-Cheshire College."
2016 BA (Hons) Design: Applied Arts, North Wales School of Art & Design, Wrexham Glyndwr University.
2015: Erasmus Exchange Scheme, Studying at HAMK, H, Finland
2013: BTEC L3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
2012: BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art)