A collector by nature, Julia draws inspiration from fragments, curiosities and hidden treasures. Fascinated with the minute and delicate, she creates contemporary, intriguing and feminine jewellery, inviting the wearer to explore the hidden narrative within each piece.
Julia’s current collection is inspired by the treasure hoarding habits of the bowerbird, and explores the deliberate contrast of materials, forms and colours through their placement. Hardwoods, vintage elements and semi-precious stones are scattered amongst a showcase of silver and 9 carat gold, carefully arranged until a sense of harmony is achieved through their mismatching chaos. From dainty studs to tumbling neckpieces, her diligent attention to detail and love of the eclectic is evident.
Julia graduated with First class honours from Norwich School of Art & Design before completing further training in the London Jewellery quarter. She has exhibited and sold her work widely through galleries and exhibitions across the UK.
Heart Gallery is really pleased that in 2013 Julia is showcasing her collection here in Hebden Bridge….it will be in our cabinets soon!