Julie Pritchard attended the South Australian School of Art at the Uni SA Underdale campus from 1990 - 1994, gaining a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art). It was during this four year course that she was introduced to the art of glass firing and slumping.
She was immediately drawn to the process, and because her interest focussed more on the decorative aspects, she began to try and develop a technique that allowed her to paint and fire designs on to the glass.
Glass is not a receptive surface for paint, and it was only through perseverance and trial and error that she developed the unique method that is now used to decorate her glass pieces.
“Glass is a wonderfully exciting medium to work in”, Julie says. “I always get a great amount of pleasure when I open the kilns and see the jewel-like colours that have enlivened what was once just a plain piece of clear flat glass”.