Julia's first involvement with textiles as an art form was back in the 1980s when she worked in three-dimensional soft sculpture under the tutelage of Victoria Bartlett at Morley College, London. More recently she attended the Creative Textile Workshop at East Berkshire College, Windsor acquiring various contemporary techniques and skills.
Much of her work now entails layering and fusing textile, paper and thread while she is currently experimenting with resins and other mixed media. She has also turned to printmaking using collagraph and drypoint techniques on both paper and fabric.
Julia has a strong interest in our historical past and the sources for her current work include the telling human images portrayed both in medieval illuminated manuscripts and in the delicate fragments of English stained glass.
1997 BA, The Open University.
1978/80 Soft Sculpture Workshop, Morley College, London.
1960/61 Stage Design, Central School of Art, London.
1957 Diploma [Hons.], Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.
April 3-22nd. HapticArt, Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames.
June 8th-23rd. Bucks Open Studios.
WSTA, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
HapticArt, The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court, London.
Fusion, Bucks Arts Weeks, Jordans, Bucks.