Today's featured artist is Julie Lovelace, who I think I should maybe do a show with someday in the future as I think our works speak very similar dialogues, yet through their own individual voices. Julie's work is meticulous, kitschy, and thought provoking. A great recipe for great ceramic work. Enjoy and all the best for the New Year.
The aim of my studio practice is to celebrate the duality of make believe and reality. I find particular interest in working with nostalgic images, as the past is often idealised and revered. My work has a strong ties with the innocence of childhood juxtaposed with current world situations. In the work I contrast the objects (moulded using commercial moulds) with columns and cubes, which act as plinths, giving the objects their individual space to occupy. Later these plinths become canvasses for decoration with layers of glaze, air brushed colour, transfers, and lustres."
For more info about Julie check out her website and facebook page.