In 1993 with the help of the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust, Shepley-Shepley trust and Clydesdale Bank he established his own business working as ceramic sculptor, his work based heavily on his love of wild animals, fantasy, science fiction and mythology.
Julian worked part time as a children’s and adult ceramic teacher at Dudhope Art Centre in Dundee for 5 years. He also undertook numerous workshops around the Dundee area giving children from 5-18yrs a chance to experience and work with clay.
At the time Julian was based in Dundee’s WASP studios, which provides excellent studio space for artists in several locations around Scotland. From that base Julian attended numerous craft and trade fairs around the UK exhibiting and demonstrating his work. Through these he established many links with galleries and long term business clients creating masters and limited editions.
In 1997 Julian fulfilled a long-term ambition to travel to America when he became artist in residence for a year at Worcester Centre for Craft in Worcester, Massachusetts. The residency gave him the opportunity to further explore his own work while enjoying the hospitality of another country. During his stay Julian participated in several projects to work with schools, students, children and adults using the craft centres facilities.
Between 2000 and 2005 Julian worked in the computer games industry with a couple of companies based in Dundee. During this period Julian work with a few local galleries and commissioned work due to full time work commitments.
August 2008 Julian established the Jardine Gallery and Workshop in his hometown of Perth,
Scotland where he now lives. Since opening the gallery has attracted a very high standard of artists from the UK and abroad to exhibit. It holds regular quarterly exhibitions of work based mainly around nature, wildlife and organic forms. The gallery has regular
workshops for both children and adults which have proved extremely popular.
For a full list of Julian's previous exhibitions and events click here.