I work as a ceramic sculptor, mainly creating endangered species but over the years it has become a very wide diversity of animals. All the sculptures start from pinch pots and are built up as hollow pieces about 1cm in thickness. Most of my work is one off pieces but I occasionally create pieces to be cast as press molds. The work is all fired to about 1150c and finished using acrylics.
Strathearn Gallery Crieff, Scotland
Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan, Scotland
The Sun Gallery, Newburgh, Scotland
The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Scotland
The Lee Chapman Gallery, Keswick, England
Artifex, Sutton Coldfield, England.
Work is also available from Julian's Gallery and shop. Larger pieces of Julian's work are available by commission, each one is individually hand made so may vary from the actual piece pictured on his website. There is an extensive range of pieces shown on his website.
I started off in 1993 in a small studio in Dundee where I worked for a number of years. In 1997 I took a year out to go to Worcester, Massachusetts and do an artist in residency. After returning to the UK and working for another 2 years self employed I was taken on by a computer games company to do 3D graphics. After the games company wound up in 2005 I started sculpting again and by 2008 I opened the Jardine Gallery and Workshop in Perth.
At the beginning of 2013 my partner and I opened the Workshop, a new shop across from the gallery specifically for the classes to be held in. This gives us a great opportunity to increase the diversity of classes we run and involve more artists. We also hope to run weekend workshops during the school holidays and attract visiting artists to come and demonstrate their skills.
The Jardine Gallery in turn will have more room for displaying artwork and continue to be my workshop where I can work on personal pieces while not involved with teaching.
In 2008 I picked up a silver award in the Craft and Design Selected awards and I was lucky enough to be a finalist again in the 2012 competition. I was also a selected finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the year competition in 2012.
2010 - Silver Award Winner in Ceramics. Craft & Design Selected 2010
2010 - Potfest Scotland, Stirling (May)
2010 - Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
2010 - Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld (Apr/Aug)
2010 - Strathearn Gallery, Crieff
2010 - Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield
2010 - Lee Chapman Gallery, Keswick
2010 - Love Handmade, Birmingham
2010 - Guest Artist of the Game & Wildlife Trust at the Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace
2010 - Potfest in the Pens, Penrith (July)
2010 - Caledoniart, London (Sept & Nov)
2011 - Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
2011 - Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld (Apr/Aug)
2011 - Strathearn Gallery, Crieff
2011 - Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield
2011 - Lee Chapman Gallery, Keswick
2011 - Craft & Design Selected award winners Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch (15th Apr-17th July)
2011 - Potfest Scotland, Scone Palace (June 10th-12th)
2011 - Guest Artist of the Game and Wildlife Trust at the Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace (July 1st-3rd)
2011 - Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Park, nr Penrith (July 29th-31st)
2011 - Sun Gallery, Newburgh (July Onwards)
2011 - Caledoniart, London (November)
2012 - Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld (Apr/Aug)
2012 - Strathearn Gallery, Crieff
2012 - Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield
2012 - Lee Chapman Gallery, Keswick
2012 - Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
2012 - David Shepherd Wildlife artist of the Year Show, Mall Galleries, London (May)
2012 - Potfest Scotland, Scone Palace, Perth (May)
2012 - National Exhibition of Wildlife Artists, Gordale Garden center, Wirral (July)
2012 - Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith (July)
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