In 1996 Julia began her business as a sole trader in the world of ceramics. Julia’s love of colour and texture began to be a key feature in her pots and remains so to this day. Julia also has a love for the theatre and the circus and this inspires and informs the whimsy in her work. The use of crowns as lids and tops was developed in 1998 and this feature has become a recognisable trademark of Julia’s work, as is the use of lashings of gold!
Each of Julia’s pieces is handmade and goes through four firings which means each piece is a labour of love and can take quite a while to complete.
Julia’s work is shown in galleries across the country and her tea services were available in Fortnum & Mason for seven years. Julia has also developed a range for them for the Queen’s Jubilee and has sent work and commissions further afield including America, Sri Lanka and Europe.