Julie Shepherd

Brisbane, Queensland

Julie Shepherd is a ceramic artist with over 40 years of experience. From her home studio in Capalaba, she creates exquisite functional and sculptural artworks using pierced and translucent fine porcelain clay. Her works express the fragility of life.

Inspired by the natural environment – both its precarious balance and inherent resilience – Julie’s practice of piercing objects has resulted from observing nature’s lacelike structures through an electron microscope.