Image: Corey Bartle-Sanderson

Image: Corey Bartle-Sanderson


Juliet Macleod makes contemporary wheel-thrown porcelain for functional and decorative use. More than twenty years working as a graphic designer generated a fascination for mark making. She uses shoreline ephemera to make tools for painting, printing and sgraffito. These and the themes of reflection, floating and surface are used to impart an evocative exploration of the Scottish coast.

Juliet works from her studio, The Cloud Pottery which is located in the countryside near Aberdeen. The local coastline and regular trips to the Outer Hebrides inform her practice.

1986-1987: Foundation, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art & Design
1987-1990: BA Hons Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins
1990-1992: Designer, Stone Design Associates
1993-1998: Senior Designer, Paper White Ltd
1998-2010: Designer Director, Crescent Lodge Design Ltd
2003-2005: Evening classes in pottery, Hackney Community College
2012-2013: Intermediate Ceramics short course, Gray’s School of Art

Fairs and shows
2014-2015: Potfest in the Pens
2014-2018: North East Open Studios
2015-2017: Potfest Scotland
2015: Crafted, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2016-2018: Pittenweem Arts Festival
2016: Made London
2018: Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
2018: Earth & Fire
2018: Potfest in the Park
2019: Ceramic Art London

2014: Smiths Row at Christmas
2015: From the Mountains to the Sea, Inchmore Gallery, Inverness
2016: Taste of Potfest, Hawick Museum and Gallery, Scottish Borders
2016: Spring exhibition, Forge 2 Gallery, Banbury
2016: Spring exhibition, Inchmore Gallery, Inverness
2016: Still Life, Milton Gallery, Aberdeenshire
2017: & Gallery, Edinburgh
2017: Cambridge Contemporary Arts
2018: Junction Arts, Aberdeen
2018: The Call of the Sea, Baxters Gallery, Dartmouth
2019: Guest artist, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville

2015: Made in Aberdeen Artists’ Bursary

Scottish Potters Association
Craft Potters Association

2019: Society Magazine, Evening Express, 14 February (feature)
2018: ‘The Shape of Things to Come’, Living, issue 02, Autumn
2017: ‘Cloud Nine’, Trend, issue 61, December/January (feature)
2016: Homes & Interiors, Arts News, issue 110, November/December
2016: Craft & Design, Show Case, issue 247, September/October
2015: ‘The Potters Blog’, Ceramic Review, issue 275 (feature)
2014: Deeside Piper, 5 September