I am a Scottish artist and designer based in Glasgow. My key area of interest is in collaborative projects that explore place, narrative and participation. My work encompasses painting and drawing, installation, print and delivery in the community. Learn more about my approach and interests in this blog section of my website. For a more frequently updated insight into my practice please follow me on twitter @josievallely
I was super lucky over the summer to join Kevin Andrew Morris during his mini residency and show at Assynt Ceramics, probably one of the most beautiful ceramics studios IN THE WORLD! And look, im sunburnt!
Assynt Ceramics Workshop is the studio of Master Potter Fergus Stewart. He works with stoneware and porcelain clays, all pieces are sustainably wood fired and salt glazed in his giant wood fired kiln. The choice of colours is influenced by the vibrant greens, blues and natural tones within the Sutherland landscape and the rich, variegated surfaces are decorated by the passage of the flame through the kiln.
If you want to visit, its located in the old stables behind Glencanisp Lodge set amidst the stunning landscape of Assynt. Follow Glencanisp Road (just by the traffic light crossing at the harbour end of the Lochinver main street) for 1.8 miles.
The Assynt Foundation Honesty Shop has ice cream!
I worked on my throwing and decorated using glazes and little illustrations inspired by the incredible landscapes all around the studio.
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!