Name: Julie-Anne Pugh
Location: Deptford, London
Heritage: Frutch (French & Dutch)
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I'm a surface artist and designer, I champion the underdogs and specialise in outdoor spaces and gardening. I use Watering Cans as a canvas to show case my work and inspire others to adore the world we have.
Using bold and striking designs on household objects, I aim to “make the everyday unforgettable.” The watering cans launched 2020, they included the Brighton Beach Hut which were designed at a time when we could not go abroad, I wanted everyone to create their own paradise in their back garden.
The Beach Hut range has been stocked in design led retailers in London, Seoul and Tokyo and more recently by the British Design Museum for the opening of a new retail space.
Everything I do is individually researched, historically referenced, designed and painted from my workshop and includes collaborations with leading brands.
I have recently done a number of outdoor commissions for London Boroughs to help promote and create more attractive outdoor spaces for use by the community. Everyone should be proud of where they live no matter how big or small.
I can design, create, teach, write, paint and run workshops, just let me know what your project is.
Favourite Colour: Hot Pink
Current Fascination: Composting
Up Coming Skills: Learning to weld & create stain-glass windows
Dream Commission: Playground garden, environmental sculpture on the 4th plinth, rebrand the recycling system nation wide, regenerative restaurant interior accompanied by brand culture
Dream Collaborations: Paul Smith, Eden Project, Marc Newson, Morag Myerscough, Grayson Perry
Education: FDAD Hereford College of Arts -> Graphic Communication Design BA Central Saint Martins