Julie Pettitt, licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and recipient of the John Dan Ceramics Award is a ceramicist working from her studio in West Bergholt, Colchester. Julie studied at the Colchester Institute school of Art and Design. She is the only student in the history of the Art school to have completed and followed through the three consecutive courses ie. GNVQ, Advanced GNVQ and Art and Design BA (Hons) degree.
Julie specialises in designing and producing unique interior accessories which are both useful and beautiful. Julie uses a variety of techniques to produce her work. Techniques include slip casting combined with body stains and marbling. All pieces are hand made in porcelain by Julie.
Julie has a long-held interest in the visual qualities of delicacy combined with innocence, while retaining a degree of sophistication. By pushing the medium of porcelain to its limits in its liquid form, she takes advantage of its translucency and lightness.
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