Exhibitions and stockists:

Saatchi Gallery / Sunday Telegraph art prize for schools exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, 2011

Rising Sap exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, 2012

Falmouth graduate degree show, 2015

Journeys exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, 2016

Cactus & Creatures Exhibition at the Koppel Project, London, 2017

Impression, Form and Rediscovery at Beside the Wave Gallery in Falmouth, 2018

London Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, May 2019

The Poly Guild, Falmouth

The Penwith Gallery, St Ives

Beside The Wave Gallery, Falmouth

No Guts No Glory, Exeter

Education and Awards:

First Prize, Saatchi Gallery / Sunday Telegraph art prize for schools 2011 

Foundation Diploma at Falmouth University

Illustration BA hons Falmouth University

Short course at the Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence Italy

I create ceramics heavily influenced by my background in illustration and my love of life drawing as well as feelings of empowerment often around women’s bodies. I studied a degree in Illustration at Falmouth University and previously I studied a short course at the Charles H. Cecil studios in Florence, Italy where I improved my life drawing skills and generally had a brilliant time using the money I had won from the Saatchi schools prize the year before. Since leaving university I discovered ceramics through an evening class and it appealed to my tactile nature immensely. Having only been making pots now for a few years and being mostly self taught I find the medium challenging but rewarding in terms of its volatility and the powerful presence that can be created especially by my large works. The combination of a tactile, full bodied surface with delicately drawn intertwined figures is something I love to play with as well as more expressive, abstract brushwork. I throw my ceramics with local clay and take inspiration from my life drawings and the people around me when it comes to painting them, however the thought and effort that goes into throwing pottery means I regard each raw piece as an artwork in its own right rather than as a mere canvas.

 If you would like to see what I’m currently up to you can visit my instagram @juliaflorenceartist or get in touch regarding my work via email juliaflorenceartist@gmail.com