Julia SmithImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: .
Telephone: +44 (0)1667 462 742
Email:
Web-site: www.juliasmithceramics.com
Availability: The studio is open by appointment only.


Joined on: 2009-01-09
Last Updated: 2015-11-30

Current Work

Current Work

I am a potter based in Ardersier near Inverness.  I make ceramics for everyday use from my garden studio which looks out over the Moray Firth.  I work with a dark high-fired earthenware body and apply subtly coloured runny glazes then delicate hand drawn transfers are fired in to the smooth surface.  Inspiration comes from seascapes, landscapes and wildlife and from the ceramic making process. I also incorporate vintage finds in my work such as the handles of my mugs and jugs are made by rolling clay in a mold taken from an old cut glass dish.  

Work Available from: 

STOCKISTS
Each gallery holds limited stock so please call ahead to check what they have.
Castle Gallery, Inverness
Ceard, Ullapool
Exclusive Collections
National Trust Scotland (selected gift shops, please check website)
Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.

My work can be purchased directly from this website:   https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuliaSmithCeramics

Workshops and Courses
I do not currently run any workshops

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Inchmore Gallery : Winter Exhibition 2016
October 22, 2016 to February 15, 2017

Technical Information

Technical Information

Thrown and hand built functional high fired earthenware with digitally printed and screen printed decals.

Career Background

Career Background

Julia Smith graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1996 then followed a career in community art until 2010. That year she moved to the Highlands and set up her pottery studio on the banks of the Moray Firth. The remote environment she lives in has strongly influenced both the work she produces and the materials she uses.

In 2013 she went to Denmark on a residency to research and develop experimental clay printing techniques and a trip to Iceland in 2014 led to a series of pots inspired by the volcanic and glacial landscape.

She exhibits her sculptural pots regularly throughout the UK and sells a range of everyday tableware through her online shop.

Education
1992 - 1996 BA (Hons) Ceramic Design

Experience
2009 - present Currently working as a freelance ceramic maker from my studio in Ardersier near Inverness.
2012 Artist in Residence, Guldagergaard, Denmark
2007 - 2010 Owner and workshop leader at the Deepfired Ceramic Studio in Glasgow Worked on public and private ceramic commissions
2002 - 2009 Ceramics instructor at the Coach House Trust in Glasgow

Awards
2013 Hi-Arts Visual Arts and Crafts Award

Selected Exhibitions and Events

Selected Exhibitions and Events

2015
'Ceramics in the City", London
'Selected', Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
Craft Scotland Summer Show, Edinburgh
Make 2015, Devon
'Objects of Desire', Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
'Winter Warmth', Park Gallery. Falkirk
'Etsy: Four Corners of Craft', London

2014
‘Craft’, Trade Fair, London
Featured Maker, The Royal Theatre Craft Gallery, Manchester
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
The Craft Scotland Summer Show, White Stuff, Edinburgh
‘Selected’, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
Lustre, Nottingham
DCA Summer Show, Dundee
2013
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Exhibition with Printmaker Angie Lewin, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Craft Scotland Summer Show, White Stuff, Edinburgh
‘Selected’, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
Craft Showcase, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Potfest Scotland, Perth
Featured Maker, Coach House Gallery, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem ‘Natural Selection’, Gallerytop, Derbyshire
‘Autumn Show’, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Featured Maker for Craft & Design Month, Inchmore Gallery, Inverness Country Living Fair, Glasgow
2012
Lustre, Nottingham
Country Living Fair, Glasgow
Craft in the Garage, Pittenweem
Potfest Scotland, Perth
Craft Showcase, Moray Arts Centre
2011
Potfest Scotland, Perth
Potfest in the Pens, Penrith
Country Living, Glasgow

Commissions

Commissions

2010 Entrance Sculpture, Water Play Park, The Falkirk Wheel
2009 Interpretation and Totem Sculpture, Auchinstarry, Kilsyth 2009 Ceramic and Mosaic Panels, Drumpark School, Coatbridge 2007 Poetry Post Box, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow
2007 Signage and Interiors, Bibis Cantina, Glasgow
2006 Centenary Ceramic Mural, Giffnock Primary, Glasgow
2005 Linthouse Shopfront Regeneration, Glasgow
2004 Woodland Walk Sign, Abronhill Primary, Cumbernauld
2004 Stained Glass Panels, Provanhall Housing Association, Glasgow

Workshop Experience and Residencies

Workshop Experience and Residencies

2007 – 2010
Deepfired Ceramic Studio Ceramics courses for all
1998 - 2007
Ceramics beginners, advanced and master-classes in schools, community settings and colleges in and around Greater Glasgow, North & South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dunbartonshire.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Earthenware
Thrown
Handbuilt
Digitally Printed Imagery
Wall Panels, Plaques
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Architectural