Brought up just over a mile from the Dorset coast Juliet Macleod realises that the sea has always drawn her to it: from the early days of playing with murky, rust streaked clay gleaned from Ringstead Bay; discoveries of sea urchins in deep turquoise Mediterranean waters; to more recent holidays spent sketching on North Uist’s white sand beaches.

Juliet makes wheel thrown porcelain pottery for functional and decorative use. Her pots use seascapes as the inspiration for their patterning, with refelected colours both inside and at at the foot reminiscent of the lichens and seaweeds found on the coast.

More than twenty years as a graphic designer generated a fascination for mark making. This, combined with a love of Scandinavian and Japanese design have developed into Juliet’s particular approach to making. Self-taught, she uses time-honoured pottery techniques such as sgraffito, slip trailing and mishima to create contemporary porcelain pieces.

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