Julie Fewster

Material: Ceramics | Location: Cheshire
I make tactile, refined slip cast objects that are uniquely decorated and handmade from start to finish. I have complimentary ranges of drinking vessels inspired by winter landscapes and sculptural pieces inspired by seascapes, tied together through the monochrome colour palettes and expressive mark making.

I work mainly with porcelain. I complete the whole process of turning plaster masters, mould making, production of slip and slip casting by hand. The drinking vessels are glazed whilst the sculptural vessels are unglazed but hand polished to give a satin smooth finish. The colour comes from the addition of oxides and pigments to the casting slip.

My work explores the tension of opposites between control and chance, between soft form and hard materials and between fleeting movement and stillness. I seek to capture quietness and offer a moment of stillness amongst the bustle and constant noise of modern living.