Julie graduated in 1998 from Cardiff with a MA in ceramics. Initially she set up her studio in Wigan as the artist in residence at Drumcroon Education Arts Centre. Julie then went on to be artist in residence at Abraham Guest High School and Giggleswick School in North Yorkshire.
In Early 2001, Julie moved her studios to the Malt Kilns in Barrowford, Lancashire, where she steadily built up her business and national reputation for her delicate porcelain sculpture and functional works inspired by details in nature and landscape. Julie is now based at Higherford Mill, which is under restoration to create more studios for the creative industries.
Julie produces work for exhibition and sale in galleries across the country. 2014 finds her launching a touring show 'King of the Cats - Exploring Lancashire Tales' a major new adventure for Arteach who have been awarded a grant from Arts Council England towards the devlopment of the exhibtiion and an full educational programme. She also exhibits her porcelain work at ceramic shows such as Potfest in the Park, the Contemporary Craft festival in Devon and new for this year RHS Tatton in Cheshire.
As well as making her own artwork Julie works with schools and community groups as an artist helping them realise a project be it a clay mural, mosaic, sculpture, seating, or way markers or alternatively just an experience working with different materials. Please see the Schools and Community projects pages for further information and also details on how to invite Julie to work with your group or school.
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