Juli Bolaños-Durman

Born: 1984
Place of Birth: Costa Rica

Juli Bolaños-Durman studied at Veritas University, San José before undertaking an MFA in glass at Edinburgh College of Art in 2011. During her time at ECA Juli gained work experience with renowned glass artists Keiko Mukaide and Heather Gillespie. 

“The primary theme within my creative process is the exploration of preciousness and how intuitive play jumpstarts the creation of new ideas within the studio practice. Preciousness is not only the value or quality of the materials themselves but more so the journey of transformation they represent. I find myself favouring and treasuring objects that act as storytellers and constitute experiences that are a link to emotional connections. Therefore, it is essential for the creative process to give the artwork the same significance. I want to create raw pieces that are put together intuitively through the joyfulness of play, explore the different materials to create new meaning and invite the audience to become part of the journey. This is how the Ode to Intuición Series of vessels came to life.” Juli Bolaños-Durman.

Most recently, Juli was selected for the 'Jerwood Makers Open Prize 2017.'

Public Collections include: Musee De Design et D'Arts Appliques Contemporains (M.U.D.A.C), Lausanne, France

Significant Commissions include: Chancellor’s Fellowship Award Commission presented by the Chancellor of the University Princess Anne, HRH The Princess Royal.

  • Juli Bolaños-Durman

    ‘Colitas’ & ‘Pina Despeinada’, from the ‘Ode to Intuición’ series

    2013
    Found and blown glass with cutting
    H:10-12cm W:5-10cm L:5-10cm
    £750 each
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
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    ‘Flying Nun’, from the ‘Ode to Intuición’ series

    2013
    Found and blown glass with cutting
    H:14cm W:10cm L:10cm
    £750
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Juli Bolaños-Durman

    ‘Henita’, from the ‘Ode to Intuición’ series

    2013
    Found and blown glass with cutting
    H:12.5cm W:5cm L:5cm
    £750
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Juli Bolaños-Durman

    ‘Pink Penelope’, from the ‘Ode to Intuición’ series

    2013
    Found and blown glass with cutting
    H:12.5cm W:5cm L:5cm
    £750
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Juli Bolaños-Durman

    ‘Sombrero’, from the ‘Ode to Intuición’ series

    2013
    Found and blown glass with cutting
    H:10cm W:5cm L:5cm
    £750
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
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    Juli Bolaños-Durman

    2015
    Photograph: Suki Dhanda