large faceted pendantby Julie Moon
- the story
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Toronto-based ceramic artist Julie Moon creates contemporary art pieces with a sculptural edge. After a decade-long career working in the garment industry, Julie turned to ceramics to further explore her love of graphics and pattern, and to explore fashion as it relates to cultural expectations of beauty, identity, and gender. Each of her smooth, geometric pieces is formed by hand and is carefully painted to highlight the form's dimensionality.
In this large faceted necklace as well as this petite necklace and this pair of earrings, the angular porcelain "stones" resemble candy-colored crystals excavated from another world. Each piece's smooth sides are offset with bright washes of glossy paint in an atypical palette rich with lavender, tangerine, sea green, azure, lemon yellow, and more. Due to the handmade nature of this sculptural jewelry, every stony statement piece is a one-of-a-kind, wearable artwork. Handmade in Toronto, Canada.
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- Made from
- silver plate, glaze, porcelain
- Pendant: .875" L x 1.25" W; chain 30" long
- Wipe clean; handle with care.
- the maker
Julie Moon is a Toronto based ceramic artist. Julie graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005 and in 2010 she successfully completed her Masters in Fine Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Prior to attending OCAD, she studied fashion technology and spent over a decade working in the garment industry. Julie's love of graphics, pattern and fashion have continuously inspired her creative endeavors which includes her most recent project; a collection of hand-made ceramic jewelry. Julie's intricate hand-work is undeniably precious and feminine, always focused on beauty and the decorative arts. Her work is a testament to her love of making and commitment to her craft.
Julie's work has been showcased at numerous organizations and events such as Toronto Fashion Week, the Toronto International Art Fair, the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh and the American Society of Ceramics. She has appeared in numerous publications such as Elle Magazine (US Edition,) Art Travel: Architecture/Design/Decoration Paris, Montreal Home and American Craft. collection
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