About Julia Davey:
I create bespoke tableware and homeware ceramic items from a small studio based in central Bath, Somerset. Colourful slips and hand drawn transfers are applied to create each item in limited batches. A final flourish of gold or silver lustre picks out detail and the reflective nature of the glaze. I trained at Central St Martins London, completing a Foundation course in Art and Design in 2004 before moving west to obtain a First Class BA(Hons) degree at Bath Spa University in 2007. Since then I have worked as an Art Lecturer at Cirencester College whilst building my business, including the purchase of my firs kiln! I have been featured in many blogs and magazines, most recently Country Living’s April issue.
My inspirations range from the natural, tulips and daffodils in Spring and ladybirds crawling in my small garden to VW camper vans and toy robots. I find myself sketching on a weekly basis and am always happy to obtain commissions where I can draw from other people’s inspiring or personal photos to create a personal, individual range of work.
Along with my tableware I create bespoke frames of butterflies, pinned as though they are in museum cabinets of curiosity. I use a special process that I developed whilst on degree to create these wafer thin shapes and they are decorated with a combination of hand drawn and Stoke on Trent design transfers. Although these are more expensive than the tableware they are utterly unique and very special as they have a very high breakage rate in the kiln – it is therefore very exciting that they make it to the frame stage. A great item to pass on from generation to generation. (Background mounts, colours and frame sizes can be created on a commissioned basis.)
We Make Summer Fair:
I will be selling a range of work at the fair from teapots, mugs and milk jugs to butterdishes, soap dishes, cards, jewellery and butterfly frames. A gift, treat and price to suit everyone.
Find me at www.juiadavey.com to discover further images, stockists and information about me!