Julia Stone MSDC
Jules enjoys exploring and is always curious to learn new approaches and techniques. Because of this, each piece tends to be unique; she doesn't have a particular colour palette, style of work or preferred method.
Jules embraces the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, which celebrates ‘the imperfect, impermanent or incomplete’. It is a philosophy that appreciates the beauty of aged and used objects, asymmetry and the natural. Kintsugi is a related concept where imperfection, the broken and the blemished, are marks of life. They are part of the history of the object and to be celebrated.
Her work is often inspired by found objects or designed to be part of the landscape responding to the environment.
Jules has a Foundation Certificate in Art and Design, a BA hons in Fine Art and a Diploma in Ceramics.
Her work has been exhibited in London, Essex and Suffolk, including New Designers at Islington Design Centre, A Letter in Mind at the Oxo Tower, Mile End Art Pavilion and SDC exhibitions.
Once a week she works as a volunteer at Ferriers Barn, a centre for adults with disabilities, where she teaches ceramics to the members and colleagues. She also runs informal classes in her studio for local friends.