Size: 6"W x 6"H x 0.08"D
Year Created: 2017
At the end of the day I am a maker, a multimedia artist who loves creating components using all the techniques I have learned over the years and trying to visualize and then actualize them together in a piece. These pieces vary from sculptural to functional to even wearable artworks. I am most drawn to the fire arts of clay and glass primarily and metal secondary, but I still utilize drawing, painting, printmaking, woodworking and even photography when necessary for the completion of the concept of the individual works or series.
I believe my work to be an ethereal commentary on the complicated fragility and contradictions of every day life. As humans, we walk through our days attempting to simply survive. We often miss the beauty that surrounds us. I truly wish to convey beauty in all my creations, but I am also caught up in the complexities that envelope the world and by combining so many techniques and mediums I feel that those complexities are given a sense of place as well. I want my audience to stop and smell the roses, but they must be aware that sometimes there are thorns.
Artist Julie Fawn Boisseau-Craig works in porcelain and glass primarily but utilizes metals and wood as necessary to create her sculptural pieces. Julie also makes many functional and wearable works in pottery and glass, as well as watercolor painting and block printing, at Wild Pony Studio, her personal studio in Rockford, Tennessee and at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, North Carolina. She has shown nationally and participated in many workshops and demonstrations. Her work directly responds to the contradictions of life. Julie received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in December of 2012, after which, she taught at Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College in North Carolina. Julie now concentrates solely on her studio work and teaching workshops.