juliana rempel


Bragg Creek, AB

Juliana Rempel is a graduate of Emily Carr University in Vancouver where she received her Bachelor in Visual Arts degree. Following this, she attended Cardiff School of Art and Design in Wales, UK where she completed her Master of Arts degree in Ceramics.

Taking influence from Mid Century Modern design aesthetics, her work comprises of simple forms that highlight the clay's natural qualities, often with pops of colour.

Her work consists of using different cone 6 Stoneware clays all from Plainsman clay out of Medicine Hat Alberta, the town where she was born and raised in. Most of the colour in her pieces are made by using slips and underglazes with a clear glaze. Carvings and drawings on work is done through a technique called "sgraffito". This is done by adding a layer of slip or underglaze over the clay body, and then carving through to expose the clay colour beneath. All of her forms are wheel thrown.


"My mugs are essentially sketches. I use them as a means to develop my ideas...Like my concepts, they are ever-changing, ever-evolving. Sometimes they lead to a whole line of work and sometimes they exist as a single mug. Recently, I have started to name my pieces after people in my life. Every person I have met and every experience I have had has contributed to the person I am and the art I make."

Juliana has had the opportunity to attend art residencies such as the International Ceramic Studio in Hungary, Fourwinds Arts Residency in France as well as here in Canada at the Medalta International Ceramic Residency in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, most recently her work has been shown at the Dade Art and Design Lab (Calgary, AB), Archie Bray Foundation (Helena, USA), Art Souterrain (Montreal, QC), the Harris-Warke Gallery (Red Deer, AB),
The Gardiner Museum (Toronto, ON), The Art Gallery of St. Albert and as part of ‘Oh Ceramics’ at the Esplanade Museum and Gallery (Medicine Hat, AB).

Juliana resides and maintains a studio practice in Bragg Creek Alberta and is currently teaching independent classes out of her home studio in addition to maintaining a sessional faculty position at AUarts.

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