Friday, 1 January 2010

Artist of the Day: Julie Lovelace

Well I can think of no better way to ring in the New Year than with some thought provoking ceramics! Today is the official end to the Artist of the Day Month, and I sincerely thank each and every artist who participated. Thank you for generously sharing your work with me and the readers of musing. It has been a glorious month here at musing and here's to a even better new year!

Today's featured artist is Julie Lovelace, who I think I should maybe do a show with someday in the future as I think our works speak very similar dialogues, yet through their own individual voices. Julie's work is meticulous, kitschy, and thought provoking. A great recipe for great ceramic work. Enjoy and all the best for the New Year.

"Artist Statement
The aim of my studio practice is to celebrate the duality of make believe and reality. I find particular interest in working with nostalgic images, as the past is often idealised and revered. My work has a strong ties with the innocence of childhood juxtaposed with current world situations. In the work I contrast the objects (moulded using commercial moulds) with columns and cubes, which act as plinths, giving the objects their individual space to occupy. Later these plinths become canvasses for decoration with layers of glaze, air brushed colour, transfers, and lustres."

For more info about Julie check out her website and facebook page.


John Shirley said...

How wonderful to see Julie's work on this site. I love the what she creates and it really does deserve to be seen by a wider audience. Happy New Year!

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What a great compliment to have Julie's work on this blog, we in South Africa have already been lucky enough to see Julie's work and although these pictures do the work justice, they are absolutely beautiful in real life too. The musical ones are my favourites, Colleen Lehmkuhl, South Africa