Number four in our series on handmade giftware is a profile of Inner Finn, the ceramics brand created by Julie Fewster. Our longstanding partnership with the British Craft Trade Fair is a great platform for Julie’s work, as the BCTF team are as passionate as we are about high quality British-based craft. BCTF’s annual showcases are the perfect places to find really original and beautifully crafted work.
Julie says, “Inspired by the clean lines and the pure forms of Scandinavian design, I make uniquely decorated slip cast objects that invite touch, love and use. I am interested in the boundary between sculpture and function. ” Juie offers two complimentary ranges of functional vessels and hollow-form sculptural pieces. She mainly uses porcelain, fired at high temperatures. The vessels are glazed whilst the sculptural pieces are unglazed, but hand polished to a satin smooth finish.
Julie’s work uses monochromatic colour palettes and expressive mark making, to create clean, organic slip cast forms. She says, “I complete the whole making process by hand. I enjoy using traditional skills to make contemporary craft items that intrigue and stimulate discussion about the making process. Supporting British makers at this challenging time is so important. Stocking handmade items gives retailers the opportunity to let customers own or gift something individual, something as unique as your business.”
She concludes, “Stocking Inner Finn Ceramics gives retailers the chance to offer a range of beautifully crafted items specifically designed to bring a much needed moment of calm in this chaotic world.”
Contact Julie here.
The next profile in this series is metalsmith Emma-Jane Rule.