Julia Roxburgh is a local artist and has exhibited with The Biscuit Factory since it first opened. Julia gained her BA in Ceramics at Bristol in 1984, and went on to work for six years as a theatrical prop maker in London. In 1991 she moved to Newcastle upon Tyne where she embarked on her two-pronged career as potter and mother.
Julia makes exuberant, joyful and outrageous pots, which challenge the traditional view of functional ceramics. Each hand made piece is a one-off sculpture, a work of art in its own right. Flamboyant slip decoration embellishes strong, bold forms, while slightly over-the-top Baroque modelled details lend a whimsical touch of humour. Vibrant colour and glittering gilt finishes complete the dramatic effect.