Sculptural and functional ceramics using nature both as inspiration and material for her work.
Julie works with both porcelain and brick clay to produce two diverse ranges of work which you can explore through the different galleries here.
Her porcelain work uses traditional slab building techniques to create vessel forms from abstract landscape inspired vessels to battered watering cans and tea light holders. Flowers, petals and fabrics are also used but are dipped in porcelain to create new surfaces that when exposed to light reveal details of prints, drawings and impressions taken from the landscape.
Julie has been using brick as a creative medium for a few years now working with schools to create large-scale sculptures for their outdoor spaces. Her first the Brick Kiln on the Wayside Arts Trail was short listed for the Brick Development Association Brick Awards 2006 in the Best Landscape category.
Lancashire National Ceramics Week Part of National Crafts Month (pdf)
Julie was featured on BBC Lancashire More..
Julie was featured in the guardian Saturday October 6, 2007 More..