|PLEASE NOTE – Although the physical open studio events for 2020 have been cancelled, you can continue to discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website.|
MIXED MEDIA / MOSAIC
Award winning mosaic artist creating one off pieces for interiors, exteriors & public art. Textured wall art & sculpture.
Edwalton NG12 4AQ
Julie Vernon is an award winning artist producing contemporary mosaic artwork and sculpture. She established her practice in 2010 following a successful career in marketing and taking time out to raise a family. She works on a range of private and public commissions, gets in involved in schools and community arts projects and runs a successful programme of workshops from her Edwalton studio.
JULIE VERNON’S STUDIO
Initially I started working around the kitchen table but as commissions grew larger in size I converted my garden garage into a light and airy studio with a vaulted ceiling, velux windows and wide French doors. I really appreciate my studio space, being able to leave materials out and projects in progress.
Here is a video of Julie in her studio, made in 2016 when she was taking part in the winter Craft Fair Contemporary at Nottingham Contemporary.
To see more images of JULIE VERNON’S STUDIO click HERE.
Julie is 1 of 12 artists featured in an exhibition of photographs (by Neil Pledger) showing behind-the-scenes glimpses into the working worlds of a sample of Nottinghamshire artists and makers. Curated by Inspire: Culture Learning & Libraries to accompany the Open Studios Notts events, the exhibition has been made available online from 24 April to 4 June, 2020.
JULIE VERNON’S WORK
I’m largely inspired by nature, the textures and colours of the changing landscape. I like to work in an abstract style creating patterns and movement within my work and building the design as I go along. I combine a wide mix of materials from natural marble and slate through to glass, ceramic and vintage porcelain finds.
If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.
Here are a couple of videos of Julie at work.
First, a time lapse video making ‘Green Drift’. Materials are all hand cut and individually positioned in a cement bed. Although the material is hard, the end result gives the impression that the material is flexible and able to move.
The second shows how she created her Golden Gromit sculpture for ‘The Grand Appeal and Aardman Animations’ Gromit Unleashed’ project 1 of 80 Gromit sculptures made for a public arts trail in Bristol in 2013 subsequently auctioned to raise funds for the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity):