Julia graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1996 and has been working in ceramics ever since. For several years she was involved in public and community art projects and ran a ceramics studio called Deepfired in Glasgow. In 2009 she started to develop her own range of studio pottery and then moved from Glasgow to a small village on the Moray Firth near Inverness. The move has provided her with a mixture of peace, inspiration and space, the perfect environment for developing new ideas and collections.
Her current range includes mugs, bowls, jugs, sugar pots and spoons. She throws and hand-builds simple forms with earthy red earthenware clay and pours contrasting smooth white slip inside. She fires the clay high to just before it melts and uses subtle glazes which change colour on edges and where they pool. Intricate hand drawn digitally printed transfers are fired in to the glazed surfaces and patterned decals are playfully used to create her range of ceramics. Her work is about contrasts and balance; a combination of raw and refined finishes traditional and industrial processes and creating unique handmade pieces for everyday use.
Year Established: 2002
Royal Highland Show 2011 Craft Exhibitions Silver Award
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