Julie MacKinnon Ceramics

My varied education and experience with Architecture, Art History and Design made my choice to work with clay clear. No other medium has so many cycles to create wonderful personal objects.

My choice to work with Porcelain at high temperatures was also clear....The glow of Porcelain is such an addictive accomplishment.
Each pot is made by hand on my wheel or my table....one of a kind.

My work often references an historical period. Elements of my pots suggest an aesthetic sentiment or values of an era or culture.
These visual references create an emotional familiarity through personal or cultural memory. The significance I find in “making” is the opportunity to tell a story that relates directly to life and ritual.

I live on SaltSpring Island with my twin daughters, happily greeting customers at my home based studio. I also bring my wares to the famous SaltSpring Saturday Market from May through September.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Clay has long lured me away from my first career, Architectural Design. My work in clay is still dictated by the design elements of line, space and balance.
I strive to create mechanically organic vessels that reflect strong ergonomic and functional design.
My work often references an historical period. Elements of my pots suggest an aesthetic sentiment or values of an era or culture.
These visual references create an emotional familiarity through personal or cultural memory. The significance I find in “making” is the opportunity to tell a story that relates directly to life and ritual.

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