Julie LoRusso is a self taught ceramicist who uses multiple techniques to create one of a kind functional art pottery. A single piece may incorporate wheel thrown, slip cast, and sculpted elements.
As an Expat in London Julie sought a creative outlet. She was able to find an open studio in Notting hill where she could dabble with clay 2 hours a week. This was not nearly enough to sate her appetite. However, it was in this studio where she was exposed to sprig molds and hand building. Excited by the possibilities for adding decorative details she made a lion head mold from a Poundland toy and made her first pedestal bowl with lion head "handles".
Julie's work is inspired by her love of European ceramic home decor and table ware.