Delicate, airy, and refined.
There's a real resolve present in Julie Smeros' work. The pieces feel at once childlike and sophisticated. Her handling of clay is masterful, resulting in an almost buoyant, paper-thin appearance. Her vessels are reminiscent of the origami paper boats we played with as children, gliding and bobbing down streams, or floating in puddles after the rain had subsided. Unexplored terrain was at the forefront of our mind, imaginations bursting with the possibilities of discovery.