Julija Pustovrh is a Slovenian-born artist and ceramicist living and working in Edinburgh. She studied Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Arts. In 2017, she was part of the inaugural generation of members at the Edinburgh Ceramics Workshop, as well as later becoming a teacher and chief technician there in 2019. Julija explores different ceramic materials looking at patterns, forms and textures in micro and macro scales. Her current collection is entitles Sandscape - incorporating sand from remote parts of Scotland, which she collects during her travels. She makes functional and decorative tableware in clean minimalist forms, using the natural appearance of clay and sand as a way to convey the evocative energies unique to Scottish landscapes.
What value does craft have in daily life?
It is a medium that enhances enjoyment of simple pleasures and an object for reflection, mindfulness and inspiration.
What does Scottishness mean to you?
Wild, creative, connected, homely.