Juliet Macleod is a self-taught potter based in North East Scotland. She makes contemporary wheel-thrown porcelain for functional and decorative use. Juliet works from her home studio – The Cloud Pottery, which is located in the countryside near Aberdeen. The local coastline and regular trips to the Outer Hebrides inform her practice.
Working as a graphic designer for twenty years generated a fascination for mark making. She makes pared back, modest forms inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian ceramics, which give her a canvas for abstract decoration.
Juliet has lived near the sea for almost her entire life. The beach is a sanctuary and place of continual inspiration – from the naturally occurring colours and patterns, to the changing light and weather. She uses gathered shoreline ephemera such as shells, rock, wool, plastic, and metal to make handmade tools for painting, printing, scratching and impressing. These, and the themes of reflection, floating and surface are used to impart an evocative exploration of the Scottish coast.
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