'El modelo actual de consumismo no es sostenible. Yo quiero usar materiales de deshecho y transformarlos en algo precioso que cuente una historia nueva'.
Por: Ana Eugenia Rodríguez
With a background in graphic design and mixed media, designer Juli Bolanos-Durman’s approach to research and the creative process of design is multifaceted. Her practice includes repurposing found objects and transforming them into precious artefacts that tell a story.
The intent of this workshop is to tackle ideas and development rather than construction of a final piece. A different approach to the creation of new ideas will be taken by using the ‘Quick Project’ method further developed by Juli after taking a masterclass in 2012 with mixed media artist Michiko Miyake. By allowing the mind to access the creative process without judgment, pressure reduces and the idea of play provokes the creation of new ideas.
Pictured: 'Animalitos' Collection 2009
Photo: Agustín Fallas 2010
We speak to Glass Artist and Hothouse17 Maker Juli Bolaños-Durman
Juli is an emerging Latin American Designer with a background in Graphic Design, she pairs this with mixed media and a recent immersion into glass to create vibrant, characterful vessels.
Juli has been selected for Hothouse, the Crafts Council's Talent Development Programme for emerging makers. Find out more about Hothouse
Five new commissions by early-career applied artists Sam Bakewell, Marcin Rusak, Laura Youngson Coll, Juli Bolaños-Durman and Jessica Harrison brought about through the biennial Jerwood Makers Open. Each combines a high level of technical skill with imagination and intellectual adventure, constituting a fresh and exciting direction of each artist’s work.
Report London Design Festival 2016
MADE IN LONDON, by Grant Gibson
Craft was hard to avoid at this year's London Design Festival, 17-25 September.
Cog Design created the promotional material for this year’s international art fair Collect, presented by the Crafts Council. The fair sells contemporary craft in 35 galleries across the world, and comes to the Saatchi Gallery, London 8-11 May.
‘Sandia’ from the Solace Collection
Juli Bolanos-Durman, 2014.
Photo by Shannon Tofts.
Represented at Collect 2015 by Joanna Bird.
'The former Graphic Designer, who studied a Masters in Fine Art Glass at Edinburgh College of Art, has gained a reputation for giving a precious quality to discarded glass...'
'Blurring the line between art and ecological design, Bolaños-Durman's recycled glass vessels really caught our eye. .."I enjoy reusing materials. It is a personal challenge to see the potential in ordinary objects"...'
PRECIOUS & PLAYFUL
'How do we, as designers and artists, repurpose found materials that people are about to discard?'
Photogrpahy: Shannon Tofts