Born in Quebec city, Canada Julie has been living in Paris since 2002. She was a graphic designer until she discovered the joy of modelling clay. As a self-taught designer, she started training with the ceramist Danielle Lescot at her studio in 2008 and later continued to develop her own style.
I create sculptures inspired by any organic shapes that mimic a wide range of flora and fauna. The organic shapes in the natural world, whether it is mineral, vegetal, animal, microscopic or aquatique life. I take pleasure in mixing types, in blurring tracks. When I start my pieces, I don’t have a specific idea. Gradually the sculpture takes shape, and I let myself be guided by its curves and its irregularities. Inspired by the biological illustrations of Ernst Haeckel, I work exclusively with stoneware and I use a coil technique to shape the initial bodies before engraving or covering the forms in repeating patterns. I leave my pieces unglazed so that the minerality and organic textures of the clay remain intact.