Julia Davey

Bath-based ceramist Julia Davey is a perfectionist and goes to great lengths to produce her beautiful and unique ceramic-ware. In her own words she describes her influences, practices and challenges…

My work is consistently inspired by the environment around me and most of my illustrations are created on location with portable drawing materials. With family based in Cornwall I would have to say that Sennen Cove near to Lands End on a sunny day with a picnic lunch would be my ultimate creative place or in my Bath studio with the radio on and a big pot of fresh casting slip to experiment with.

I have been inspired by animals and artefacts that I encounter on a daily basis, be it a pug dog in the park or a beautiful book of heritage tulips in the library. I think that it is fun to record these consistently as one would in a diary and through my work I can document moments and observations.

CeramicsEmma Birts