A CEREDIGION student has had her work displayed in an exhibition in London.

Julie Boltwood is on a furniture making course in Coleg Ceredigion and her work was chosen to exhibit at a London event.

The event – called Origins Creatives – was held at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch between Friday, July 21 and Sunday, July 23. Julie’s work was chosen by University of the Arts London.

Julie grew up in an industrialised landscape and moved to west Wales at the age of 21. She based her work which was exhibited – titled The Last Ash – on her connection with nature.

Julie worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service and studied literature and art whilst bringing up her family and volunteering for the Countryside Council for Wales where she learnt traditional skills like hedge laying and stone wall building.

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Chloe Reynolds, lecturer in furniture making and design at Coleg Ceredigion, said: “Julie’s work, The Last Ash, is a response to the tragic impact of ash dieback, currently decimating the UK’s native ash population.”

Julie said: “It’s made from locally sourced ash and the artwork, hand painted, was inspired by the evocative illustrations by Sidney Sime.”

Julie’s carved elements complement the aesthetic of the painted door panel but also the concept. The feather represents death and decay, with the egg providing a contrast of new life and regeneration. The draw features hand-cut through and stopped dovetails.

Origins Creative is organised by the University of the Arts London to provide art lovers the chance to discover original creative talent from across the UK.