Julie NelsonArtist and designer Julie Nelson uses the materiality of clay as a means to explore nature. In a diverse and ever evolving world, the universality of symbols is the starting point to communicate without the barrier of language.
Julie studied ceramics in London, specialising in sculpture, and followed her degree developing a range of opaque, minimal lamps. Julie's collection was included in German lighting designer Ingo Maurer's Design Yearbook and were selected for an exhibition at MOMA, by architect Winka Dubbledam.
The natural world, science, curiosity and collecting are the themes explored through her ceramics.
Random variation is achieved by hand building in stoneware and porcelain with layers of slip and matt glazes that accentuate elemental and microscopic detail within the surface texture.
Her collections, based on biology and botany, look for the visual regularities found across nature and explore pattern and variation, whilst highlighting the connectedness of everything.