Profile - Julie Field
Julie Field’s ceramic sculptures, paintings and drawings reflect her deep connection with horses and the equestrian world - and more broadly her beloved country lifestyle. Her work captures the equine form portraying the beauty, strength, and power of these incredible animals.
Julie says that the ‘Vogelherd Horse’ sculpture has always been a source of inspiration for her. Made from mammoth ivory, it is the oldest known equine sculpture and believed to be approximately 32,000 years old.
Her sculptural pieces are all unique and enhanced by the unexpected nature of kiln firing. Through a process of experimentation with glazes and mastering the ancient Japanese method of Raku, each firing provides new possibilities.
Julie has work held in private collections across Australia, NZ, UK, EUROPE, and the U.S.A and is in demand for commissions. She was awarded the Excellence Award in the LALC Art Prize (Caloundra Regional Gallery) in 2020. Julie has also been a finalist in the Du Rietz Art Prize (Gympie Regional Gallery) 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022; and was a finalist in the 2021 Queensland Siliceous Awards for Ceramic Excellence.
She completed a Diploma of Visual Art from East Coast TAFE in 2019.
Julie has been a horse lover all her life. She rides competitive dressage and grew up hacking and showing stock horses. Julie’s home and studio are based on her property in Eumundi in the beautiful Noosa hinterland.