Path and Inspiration
Julie Massie is a ceramic wall artist creating work from stained shards of porcelain clay with an emphasis on tactile edges, hoping to create a desire for the observer to touch the artwork – something that we have been brought up not to do in a gallery setting.
Process and Practice
Julie Massie uses her slab roller to create sheets of porcelain clay that are repeatedly cut into strips, dried and fired to 1260 degrees in an electric kiln. Sometimes the clay is coloured with stains and luster added to the edges. Once this stage is complete Julie can then start building her final outcomes by fixing the porcelain onto their final surface.