Emerging Costa Rican Artist & Designer based in Scotland with a background in Graphic Design, mixed-media and recent immersion into the glass material. This specific set of experiences give Juli a fresh and versatile vision when approaching research and the creative process by repurposing found objects and transforming them into precious artefacts that tell a story.
Winner of Jerwood Makers Open 2017, the ELLE DECORATION British Design Awards 2015- ECO DESIGN Category, Awarded Exceptional Talent (Promise) Visa endorsed by the Arts Council UK, Inches Carr Scottish Craft Award 2017, and her work is included in the collection of Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC) Collection. Lausanne, CH. & Chancellor’s Fellowship Award Commission, UK.
AWARDS & FUNDING:
Jerwood Makers Open Prize 2017
Inches Carr Scottish Crafts Award 2017
ELLE DECORATION British Design Awards 2015- Eco Design Category
Awarded Exceptional Talent (Promise) Visa endorsed by the Arts Council UK 2015
HOTHOUSE 2017- Scottish Cohort: Business Training for Creatives
Open Project Funding- Creative Scotland 2015
New Designers Contemporary Glass Society Associate Prize 2013
The Scottish Glass Society Prize for Best Glass student at Edinburgh College of Art 2013.
Shortlisted for the Perrier-Jouet Arts Salon 2014 & 2016
COLLECTIONS (MUSEUMS/PRIVATE), Commissions:
2016 Royal Edinburgh Hospital Commission- Glass installation for the new Psychiatric Building in Edinburgh, Scotland.
2014 Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC) Collection in Lausanne, Switzerland
2013 Chancellor’s Fellowship Award Commission presented by the Chancellor of the University Princess Anne, HRH The Princess Royal.
PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES & TALKS:
'Play Methodology' Visiting Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art- Edinburgh, UK. 2017
'Design & Materials: A Cooperative Act'. London Design Fair Talks. London, UK. 2017
'In Conversation' Jerwood Makers Open Talk. Jerwood Space. London, UK. 2017
Edwards, A. (2015). 'Upcyclist- Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting & Interiors'. USA, Prestel Publishing.
London Design Fair with Craft Scotland & Emergents. London, UK. September 2017
Excursion Exhibition at Custom Lane. Edinburgh, UK. August 2017
Jerwood Makers Open 2017 Exhibition. London, UK. June 2017
The Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh, Scotland. March 2017
Dubai Design Days with Crafts Council UK. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. March 2017
2016-DESIGN MIAMI with Crafts Council UK- 'A FUTURE MADE'. Miami, USA
2016-London Design Festival with Craft Scotland & Emergents. London, UK
2016-Connections Exhibition at The Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh, Scotland
2015-SELECTED 2015. Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, UK.
2015-SoFA Chicago 2015 with Craft Scotland, Navy Pier. Chicago. USA.
2015-LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL WITH ETSY- FOUR CORNERS OF CRAFT, London, UK.
2015-VESSEL GALLERY SUMMER SHOW – London, UK.
2015-ESSENCE EXHIBITION by LONDON GLASSBLOWING, London, UK.
2015-BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE 2015. West Midlands, UK.
2015-WATERFORD: THE CITY OF GLASS- ‘“REFRACT: Contemporary Glass Design”, Waterford, Ireland.
2015-COLLECT with Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
2014- 4ª BIENAL IBEROAMERICANA DE DISEÑO. Madrid, Spain. November 2014
2014-Heat & Dust Exhibition presented by Joanna Bird. London, UK.
2014-Top 5 at KA CulturaSinCulto, Escalante, San José, CR. October 2014
2014-Something Useful:Craft Scotland Exh. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, UK.
2014-COLLECT: Joanna Bird. Saatchi Gallery. London, UK.
2014-The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014, Veste Coburg Art Collections & European Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany.
2014- Spectrum Exhibition at The Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh, UK.
2013-SoFA Chicago 2013 with Joanna Bird. Navy Pier. Chicago. USA.
2013-Contemporary Art Exhibition. C.H.A.S.E. Charity Mixed Media Exhibition & Auction. Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College Of Art. London. GB.
2013-Stanislav Libenský Award 2013. Royal Summer Palace at Prague Castle. CZ.
2013-New Designers: Part 1 @ The Business Design Centre. London. GB.
2013-ECA Degree Show. Edinburgh College Of Art B.A. & M.F.A. Student Exhibition. Edinburgh College Of Art. The University Of Edinburgh. Edinburgh. GB.
2012-Glass In Context: 1st Glass Symposium Of Costa Rica. SJ. CRC.
2012-Pop Up!@Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh”. Edinburgh. GB.
2011-Combined Media, Assemblage, Art In 3-D, Mixed Media Student Exhibition. Art Students League Of New York. NY. US.
2011-Viridian Artists 22nd. International Juried Exhibition curated by Elisabeth Sussman from Whitney Museum of American Art. Mixed Media Exhibition. NY. US.
2010-Light- Milvia Hotel & Museum. San José. CRC.
2009-Glass and its Virtues- Klaus Steinmetz Gallery. San José. CRC.
2008-Transparent Expressions- Sofía Wanamaker Gallery. San José. CRC.
2007- Vitrocolor School. San José. CRC.
2014-15. Artist in Residence- Jewelry & SIlversmithing Dept. Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh. GB
2013-14. Artist in Residence- Glass Dept. Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh. GB
2011-13. M.F.A. Glass (Distinction). Edinburgh College Of Art. Edinburgh. GB.
2013. Glass Engraving Masterclass- Katharine Coleman. West Dean College GB.
2012. ‘Perceiving Our Originality’ Masterclass (under Michiko Miyake). Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood (WA). US.
2012. Surface, Texture & Light: A Cross Disciplinary Studio In Design Practice. Edinburgh College Of Art. Edinburgh. GB.
2011. Combined Media, Assemblage, Art In 3-D, Mixed Media Course (under BruceDorfman). Art Students League Of New York. New York (NY). US.
2009. Introduction To Glass Sculpture Course. Vitrocolor School. San José, CRC.
2008. Photography & Design Summer Course. Istituto Europeo Di Design. Venice, I.
2004-06. Diploma, Basic Portuguese. Fundação Centro De Estudos Brasileiros. SJ, CRC.
2003-06. B.A. Honors Graphic Design. Veritas University. San José. CRC.