Julie Moon is a ceramic artist working in Toronto, Canada. Her practice is varied, ranging from jewelry and pots to large scale sculpture. Throughout, she is persistent in demonstrating a love of colour and decoration as a means for personal expression and beauty. Julie is a graduate from OCADU in Toronto and received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010. She has received numerous grants, including from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. She has participated in several residency programs including Anderson Ranch, Archie Bray Foundation and the Zentrum fur Keramik in Berlin while exhibiting her work extensively throughout Canada and the USA.
My contribution to “What a cup knows", are sculptural explorations of simple cup forms that play with expanding exteriors and possible extremities, (as in feet, handles and lids.) Finishes are Fancy, with colourful and wildly patterned surfaces responding to form. Using traditional vessel forms as my starting point, I aim to challenge expectations of what a cup can be. And in the end, the cup serves (knowingly?) as a document of the experience, both mine in the creation and that of its user.