Rosie Currie


July 23, 2017

Juli Bolaños-Durman is one of five makers selected to exhibit as part of Jerwood Makers Open which celebrates emerging visual artists bringing a new and experimental approach to their discipline.

Jerwood Makers Open is a biennial opportunity encouraging ambitious and/or radical proposals from UK-based makers and collaborators within 10 years of beginning their practice.

Launched in 2010, it focuses on makers and making supporting work in a diverse range of materials and progressive practices including, but not limited to: glass, metal, wood, paper, textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery.

Five artists are selected through a national open call and each receive £7,500 to create new works for a national touring exhibition. The 2017 cohort include: Sam Bakewell, Marcin Rusak, Laura Youngson Coll, Juli Bolaños-Durman and Jessica Harrison.

Photography by Hydar Dewachi

Jerwood 2017 Opening
Photography by Hydar Dewachi

As part of Jerwood Makers Open Juli exhibits ‘Musings’ a large-scale glass installation using found glass to explore the playfulness of what is often considered a precious and fragile material.

The wall mounted piece represents Juli’s first exploration into working on a larger, immersive scale. Through experimenting with light and the over arching angle, she invites the audience to become part of the piece.

The exhibition debuted at Jerwood Space, London in June 2017 and goes on tour with the last stop being in Orkney, Scotland:

Jerwood Space, London
28 Jun – 27 Aug 2017

New Brewery Arts, Brewery Ct
15 September – 5 Nov 2017

Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon
20 Jan – 11 Mar 2018

Pier Arts Centre
Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney
24 Mar – 9 Jun 2018

Juli Bolaños Durman, MUSINGS
Photography by Shannon Tofts

Juli is a Costa Rican designer/maker based in Edinburgh where she  creates her work from the studio here at Custom Lane in Leith. She draws on her background in graphic design and works with found objects to create experimental glass installations with a strong playful narrative running throughout.


Photography by Hydar Dewachi & Shannon Tofts