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Julia Paul

Julia Paul Pottery

"My work is influenced by the local landscape, which is filled with fields and forest. I am interested in producing pieces that embody a refined simplicity and an earthy spirit."

Julia Paul's ceramic work explores the connection between form and surface. Edges of clay and glaze evoke landscape horizons and suggest relationships of space and connectedness. Her pieces are the result of responding to the materials while incorporating the restraint of minimalism and the freedom of abstraction.

Julia Paul uses several kinds of stoneware to create juxtapositions of color and texture. The use of glaze functions to highlight aspects of the vessel's form. Some of Paul's wheel-thrown work combines two kinds of clay—a sleek, modern version of traditional ceramic techniques. Her pottery is made with lead-free glazes and is fired in an electric kiln to cone 5/6.

Julia Paul received an MFA degree in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in numerous art, design, and lifestyle magazines and blogs. She currently lives in Virginia, where she creates contemporary tableware and one-of-a-kind art pieces that focus on the local mountains and rural landscape.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, The Baltimore Convention Center, 2013
Artisans & Agroecology, Waynesboro, VA, Hunt Gallery, 2012
Paducah Photo 2010, Paducah, KY, Yeiser Art Center, 2010
47th Annual Juried Competition, Monroe, LA, Masur Museum, 2010
Nostalgia, Middlebury, VT, PhotoPlace Gallery, 2010