Julie O'Sullivan - JULIE O'SULLIVAN
From her Leigh-on-Sea studio, Julie creates pottery shaped by living alongside the Thames Estuary.
The guiding principle or philosophy behind Julie's work is not an intellectual scrutiny of objects but a sense-driven, haptic communication through the simple beauty of the form and its material qualities.
She incorporates found sea-glass, seaweed, shells and pebbles taken from her local shoreline. Julie uses a very coarse-textured stoneware clay, yet there remains a sensuous delicacy or fragility to her work.
Julie graduated from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in 2008 with First Class Honours in Ceramic Design.