Julia began working with glass after taking a weekend course at Richmond College in 2000, whilst on maternity leave with her first child. She has since completed a BTEC in kiln-formed glass.
Prior to her work with glass, she enjoyed working in mosaic. She has a degree in English & Theatre Studies.
Richmond School of Art: BTEC National Certificate: Kiln-formed Glass, 2007
Richmond School of Art: City and Guilds: Kiln-Formed Glass and Design for Craft, 2005
De Montfort University: 2.1 BA Hons Degree, 1990
I have been working with kiln-formed glass for over 10 years now and produce colourful and textured pieces in both functional and decorative form. I am inspired by the lines, textures and contrasts in the natural world; seashells, bark, leaves, and the natural contours of the land. Colour and contrast are also very important in my work. Most of my pieces are either kiln-cast into/onto handmade molds or produced through lost-wax casting. I work from my studio in Marlow, Bucks and welcome commissions and collaborations. See www.juliahaywardglass.com for further details.
Selected Members, Mary's Living & Giving Shop, 2011
Trail of Glass, Kew, 2005