Julian is the current recipent of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea & Chelsea Arts club Trust Studio Bursary. The award has given him a purpose built sculpture studio in Chelsea for 3 years. As part of the bursary Julian will be holding yearly open studio events, a community project in the borough and a solo show at Leighton House Museum in 2013.
Julian graduated from Kingston University in 1995.
His work explores the potential of functional materials and construction systems and the expressive possibilities of a single line or a series of units. Each work is an investigation into the semiotics of the material that he is using.
He works in a diverse range of materials from clay and glass through to stainless steel. The physical possibilities of each material is pushed to its limit in the objects that he makes.
In 2005 he was short-listed for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize.
He has recently been commissioned to make public sculptures for: Millfield School, The Cass Sculpture Foundation, Crest Nicholson, Wyeth Europa, Schroders Investment Management, Radley College Oxford and The Jerwood Sculpture Park and Sculpture in the Parklands in Ireland.
Julian lives and works in london and is married to painter Mary Grant: www.marygrant.co.uk