Julie Leaming

 I am an artist and sculptor working in clay, making ceramic sculptures and vessels for indoor and outdoor spaces. Fired to a high temperature the work is finished in neutral colours or painted with a bronze, rust or copper effect.

 

My work is about form, space and movement. Inspired by landscapes, plants and more recently birds. I look at, lines, curves and shapes within a structure and distil them to their simplest form, to reveal a glimpse of the original.  I am continually drawn to structures that reveal shapes and patterns that have formed or evolved through time and the elements. The finished work is  finished in  neutral colours to concentrate the eye or finished with  a paint effect that allows the elements and time to leave its mark.   

 

Recent work has  focused  on  birds   that inhabit my immediate outdoor space.  The subsequent body of work focuses on form and movement of these majestic creatures that have a continual presence yet give us just a moment of their time. 

After years of experimenting in various art mediums, I studied  Art at the University of Hertfordshire completing a degree in Fine Art in 2015. It was during my time in the ceramics studio that I became drawn to this medium as a way of expression and creativity. After having the good fortune to work and study alongside other ceramic artists I continue to work and refine my practice.

 

 I exhibit my work with galleries and events across Hertfordshire

With a keen interest in drawing and inspiring others I also runs  sculpture and ceramic classes for schools, colleges  and special interest groups.