Julie Barham

Julie produces both tableware and sculptural pieces for the garden. She enjoys the variety that pottery offers the maker regarding the type and colour of clay, the many different making techniques and the range of colours, stains, tools, and glazes for decoration. She works with stoneware, white earthenware and terracotta, using both hand building techniques and throwing on the wheel. She likes the idea that a pot can be both beautiful to look at, but also functional. Her inspiration comes from the natural world, from plants, particularly seedpods, and the landscape, in the patterns that can be seen in nature and in architecture, whether this is a beautiful cathedral or an ultra-modern building. She also loves the bold and bright colours and designs of textiles, particularly those of the 50s and 60s.