Julie Cromwell has been working with clay for many years, graduating from Derbyshire University in Studio Ceramics in the early nineties then later receiving a Bachelor in Education from Leeds University. Since that time Julie has taught, lived and worked in Northland, and continues to develop her ceramics practice, completing her Master of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College in 2019.
Cromwell’s 2020 exhibition at Sanderson, Shadows Within, is part of an ongoing study of how ceramic vessels represent both their physical form as well as embodying intangible qualities; spatial, sensual and spiritual.
The artist’s suite of ceramics embody the very materiality of the earth; fire, form, space, weight and redolence. Shadows Within is a sensory experience, where the smoky smell of the vessels and the warmth retained from firing is equally as compelling and important as the aesthetic nature of the work.Cromwell was the first-prize winner of the 2019 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards.
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