Julia Timmins was born in Wolverhampton and now lives in rural Shropshire, she trained as a jeweller and worked for many years as a jewellery designer and production director in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.
Julia uses the skills and attention to detail developed by working with jewellery in her wood engravings and other prints.
“It has been a natural progression for me to use my jewellery making and designing skills to create the blocks to make prints.”
“I love to work from natural forms, plants, flowers and birds and I am continually inspired by my garden and the surrounding countryside. I am always fascinated by the often exquisite craftsmanship and design of everyday antique items, and love to immerse myself in historical sites and archaeology. I respond to the rich patterns in my environment and translate these into prints.”
“I prefer to draw my designs fairly loosely onto the block, this allows me to take inspiration from the design and respond to it with engraving tools to render the details – this is the part that I enjoy the most.”