Julia Hilton

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Consultant


The form and influences for my work came from a close study of the processes of growth in nature - used as a metaphor for our own aspirations processes and discoveries in our lives.

The early work is primarily sculptured out of unfired brick often in a soft and fluid way to create site specific pieces that act as a sensual counterpoint to the rectilinear world we live in. Landscape and locality inform all aspects of my work as an artist.

I work part time as a landscape architect as Green Dreams where my work has included one off sculptural play areas, landscaping improvements including shared space and community gardens for social housing projects in Lambeth and Southwark as well as sensory gardens for special needs schools in Hertfordshire.

Career path


2007/8 Certificate in Landscape Design, University of Greenwich

1997 Permaculture Design Course, Findhorn Foundation

1992 M(Des) Architectural Ceramics, Edinburgh College Of Art

1991 BA Hons Ceramics, Edinburgh College Of Art

1983 BA Hons Economics, Durham University

Teaching Experience:

1999-present Art and Land Sculpture workshops, various sites and age groups

1994/98 Part-time Lecturer, Department Of Art And Design, Worcester College Of Higher Education

1994/95 Schools Workshops, VIth Forms In Schools Across Worcestershire

Areas of work:

Tertiary education Adult education Exhibiting Lecturing Private commissions Public art Residencies Visual arts consultancy Lottery applications Project management Workshops Working with architects

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Location Hastings, South East
Activities Built environment, Community consultation, Public art, Private commissions, Commissioning
Artforms / type of project Consultancy, Architecture, Ceramics, Environment, Public Art
Tags landscape architecture, ceramics, bespoke play, consultation, master plan, community, landscape interpretation, brick
Website http://www.juliahilton.co.uk