After graduating with a BSc in Architecture at The Bartlett, UCL, London, Julian embarked on the MA Product Design course at the Royal College of Arts. His Pixel Machine, displayed at the graduation show in 2010, garnered a great deal of interest from galleries and the media, featuring on Dezeen and in the Guardian amongst others. His studio works at a range of scales, from small architectural projects to kitchen accessories.
The pixel casting machines and pixels vases explore the relationship between designer, craftsman, and consumer. By Blurring the lines of these roles the designer gives the consumer a tool which with little training is needed to produce pieces that are technically challenging even for a seasoned professional ceramicist. Though the machines are flexible the vases are all very distinct as the aesthetic is created by the original design of the machines which is ultimately controlling what is produced.