Julie Wilson Sculptures
“If it’s not good enough for me, it’s not good enough for anyone else!”
I’m sure that this is what every artist feels and thinks and so it goes for me. It’s what gets us through the days when it just won’t work, when it doesn’t feel right, when you seem to be going down a blind alleyway. And it’s no good looking at what you’ve done in the past if the piece in front of you isn’t right, but then with perseverance it clicks and you’re off; “I’ve still got it” you smile to yourself.
It’s been a strange path from winning awards for men’s fashion through designing children’s wear to my studio and kiln, but it is the most rewarding part of my career by far and here I am after 25 years of sculpting in clay doing the work I love, making art that is classically realistic, yet a style of my own.
It’s certainly not “contemporary”, but after all there’s nothing wrong with that as I’m not either!
My gallery shows the diverse range of animal sculptures that I make, from African Wild Dogs to the humble Dormouse.
News & Links
Art in Clay is BACK this year and will be held on 20 & 21 November.
Art in Clay Farnham is an indoor event held in the lead up to Christmas – a good place to pick up a unique hand made gift. The Maltings is a beautiful old building in the heart of Farnham, which over the last few years has been tastefully refurbished. The work has made the building more accessible but has kept all its character and charm.
DSWF is an effective wildlife conservation charity funding key projects in Africa and Asia working to save endangered wildlife.
Some of my pieces will be auctioned at the wildlife ball at the Dorchester, London on the 15th of November 2019
I will be opening my studio during the Rutland Open Studios event. The Rutland Open Studios is a flourishing community of artists, craftspeople and designer-makers working throughout Rutland and surrounding counties. Our aim is to help bring artists and local people together.
Come visit on the 13th till the 14th of June 2020.
You can see some of my work at these galleries and on their websites. I exhibit each year at the Birdfair at Rutland Water and at Art in Clay in Farnham. I am also a Partner Wildlife Artist with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
My prices range from £60 – £100 for small pieces such as Dormouse and Leveret; £220 for medium-sized pieces such as Hares; and £260 – £330 for the large pieces like the African Wild Dogs and Ostrich Heads.
If you would like to commission a piece please contact me. I’ll have a go at anything so if there’s something special you want we’ll discuss how I can make it for you. Dogs tend to be the most common commissions and prices range from £400 for a small 30cm high dog and £500 for a larger 45cm high dog.
Please call or email me if there is anything that you are interested in or if you simply want to have a browse round the small gallery next to my studio in Great Easton, Leicetershire – we’ll follow correct social distancing and view by appointment only.