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Escarpment, 2019, paper, clay & wood

Breath, 2019, paper, clay & wood

Stack, 2019, porcelain & paper

Julie Leaming works with charcoal, paper and clay to produce drawings and ceramic sculptures which examine landscapes and living organisms – exposing their structures and detailed networks eroded in their surface.

Fascinated by the complexities of patterns revealed in our bodies and landscape, Leaming reveals fragments of these by translating them into multi-dimensional works. The weight of the material, gravity and kiln firings, lead to a degree of unpredictability within the pieces. The fragility of the artist’s sculptures holds a powerful message around the vulnerability of human beings and our environment.

Julie Leaming

Julie Leaming worked as a nurse before studying Graphic Design in Australia and later continued her studies completing a degree in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire in 2015.

Julie's work encompasses both drawing and sculpture to make ceramic vessels and sculptures. Monochrome in colour, Julie’s work are an abstracted, raw and revealing look into both our landscape and our physiological journey.

Joining Digswell Arts Trust in 2016, Julie has exhibited within Hertfordshire public and commercial galleries and schools. She recently has had her work displayed in Gallery at The Rheged Centre in Penrith, Cumbria. Julie’s practice extends to life drawing and drawing classes within schools and community groups.

This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between and and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.

Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.

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