Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
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Current Exhibition

Julie Massie - "Porcelain Edges"

14th of July - 3rd of September 2018


Julie Massie is inspired by the Jurassic coastline and its fragility due to erosion by waves. Her work reflects both the fragile wave edges, and strong, destructive waves in winter, as expressed in the greys and blues of the colours she uses. Her work also explores the senses of touch, sight and sound.
Julie Massie’s work incorporates shards of stained porcelain paper clay fired to 1260° C. The porcelain is not glazed but colour is added using chemicals or commercial stains. Porcelain tiles are either framed or stitched to canvas to create wall hangings. The works shown here were created for the COLLECT17 exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2017.
She enjoys watching people’s responses to her work – what does it feel like? How does it sound? Will it shatter? Visitors are encouraged to touch the work and are invited to walk between the hangings so that their senses become immersed in the artwork.
A former secondary-school teacher, Julie Massie completed an MA in Ceramics at UCA Farnham in 2016.