Juliana Rempel Ceramics (Oct 14+15)
Born in Medicine Hat, Juliana attended Emily Carr University in Vancouver where she received her Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, then attended Cardiff School of Art and Design in Wales, UK where she completed her Masters in Ceramics. Juliana has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally as well as attended various artists residencies in Canada, France and Hungary. Currently Juliana is teaching Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, maintaining her studio practice at her home in Bragg Creek as well as chasing after her two little girls.
Using Plainsman clay, Juliana makes simple forms reminiscent of mid century designs with block colors that alternate positions around the pieces creating playful dish sets. Her own cupboard is full of pottery she’s collected over the years, no one object the same, allowing her to choose the right mug or bowl for the right use, on the right day. She strives to create this same feeling with her own sets. Each piece is handmade on the wheel then layered with slips, colors and carvings. Not one the same as the other, every piece is unique giving every object its own personality and its own life. Juliana’s passion for making pottery stems from her belief that we remember an instance through the details that surround it and we experience life through the objects that honor it.