Julie Leaming

 Julies works with  charcoal,  paper and clay making  drawings, vessels and sculptures in response to  studies of extreme landscapes  and natural forms.   Distilling different perspectives, she is drawn in particular to patterns and formations that have been carved and eroded by the  elements  revealing both mesmerising and intricate patterns

Both  drawings and the ceramic work  reveal just a glimpse of the landscape structure.  Reflecting  both its  stability as defined by the robust clay body and its fragility  revealing in contrast the delicate paper clay forms.  A reflection on  our present fragile  landscape .

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.