Juliette originally trained at Manchester Metropolitan University in Textile design, gaining a BA Hons specialising in weave. A job designing embroidery for Marks and Spencers followed. In order to fit life around a growing family, after 5 years of working for M&S, Juliette became self employed, setting up a successful soft furnishings business. She went back to college a few years later to study horticulture and garden design. The willow sculpture emerged unexpectedly from the garden design and this is what she now specialises in.
Juliette’s willow sculptures are mainly of animal forms, made from different varieties and colours of dried willow which is soaked in water making it pliable. The flowing organic shapes of animals and the surprising process of intensely investigating a new subject are what interests her. Her weaving suggests movement, weight and muscle tone and results in something beautiful and life-like but with character. Each piece is unique and evolves which makes the whole process exciting and fresh.