This week as part of our Work On Canvas project we’ve been speaking to metal restorer Julia Leunge about her craft, her story and her journey as an artisan. We believe that artists and craftspeople are constantly inspired by the places, people and things that surround them, just as they are able to inspire and transform their surroundings with their work. With this in mind, we asked Julia to tell us about five of her favourite things that inspire, encourage and motivate her.
I can always ask my colleagues at the studio for advice - or they'll just give it without being asked!
I especially love the Dutch seaside, where there are no hotels and just sand dunes.
I lived there for a while and I still love going back for the museums, antiques fairs, and my friends.
I love the Dutch seaside, where there are no hotels and just sand dunes.
The Stedelijk Museum
An international museum based in Amsterdam that is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.
I can always ask my colleagues at the studio for (business) advice - or they'll just give it without being asked!
I do sometimes get annoyed by it and its inhabitants, but it's a pretty cute city.