I am an applied artist working mostly in glass as I love its transparency and versatility. I am a material process led maker and I love to experiment and learn new processes. I am currently focussed on kiln casting.
Music and the human form are key elements in my work which has developed through dance, movement, silhouettes and street art. 'Journeys' is a theme I am now focussed on which combines these elements.
Julia works to a variety of scales with previous projects ranging from sensitive hand held pieces through to public art. Graduating from the University of Wolverhampton with a First Class Honours degree in Glass, Julia works to commission and is currently undertaking her MA in Art & Design.
Living in The Lake District, surrounded by beauty, has given me the inspiration to create, in fused glass, various decorative and functional pieces. Working with my hands seems to come naturally, and having a south facing studio at home gives me the opportunity to explore my artistic nature.
Creative and ambitious MA graduate, aiming to develop a career in Art with a specialism in glass and ceramics. My work has been described as breaking new ground,seeking to stretch the boundaries and discover new ways to make the materials speak.
I am fascinated by how light captures form and brings it to life, changing with the seasons, the day or even moment by moment. In this respect working with glass has been a natural progression of 25 years practising as an architect.
With architecture I work with my clients on creating sustainable design through considering the experience of being in a space, the connections with the outside world and how the building sits in its environment, with glass however colour also becomes an integral dimension that infuses the design with life and lifts the spirit.
Working with kiln-fired glass is both rewarding and challenging. The process is quite physical in that it involves measuring, cutting, grinding and firing and this, coupled with the unpredictability of the final outcome, is what makes it such an appealing and absorbing activity.