Julies work consists of charcoal drawings and fine paper clay sculptures and vessels. Made mostly for the interior these fragile creations are fired to stoneware , some stand alone some on hand crafted stands.
Julies work is created in response to years of sketches from a variety of landscapes exploring and distilling different perspectives. In particular she is drawn to patterns and formations that have been carved and eroded by extreme weather, reflecting the geology and fragility of the world around us.
Both the drawings and the clay vessels and sculptures reveal just a glimpse of the landscape, the origin point of inspiration. The properties of the clay allow for the process of carving , tearing and manipulation that have become the characteristics of Julies work. There is a desired element of unpredictability to the making and firing process that drives each body of work.
Julie trained as a nurse before studying graphic design in Australia and a degree in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire in 2012. She presently works from a studio in Letchworth, Hertfordshire as a member of Digswell Arts Trust. She exhibits her work within galleries and events across the county.
With a keen interest in drawing and inspiring others Julie also runs drawing classes for schools and special interest groups.