About The Artist
Julia Harrison • Bakersville, NC
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While I enjoy using a range of materials and techniques, carving is consistently at the heart of my practice. Carving is not just how I make my work.; carving has trained me to see more clearly and to act more decisively, to the point that even when I put down my tools, I never really stop carving. No other factor in my life so reliably cultivates patience, acceptance, humility, courage, and trust.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I use a wide variety of tools and techniques from both jewelry and wood working traditions, with lots of crossover. Some pieces start from a drawing, but more often I develop a form through 3-dimensional sketches in wire, clay, or soft wood. Much of my work is carved in materials including wax, stone, bone, metal, and many types of wood. I do most of my work with hand-powered tools, which allows me to work slowly, quietly, and thoughtfully.