Julia Roy-Williams is a Manchester based artist, jewellery designer and facilitator. She is based in the Salford Maker studio at Islington Mill and co-runs studio 9 at Manchester Craft and Design Centre.
Julia has a multi disciplinary approach, utilising digital design, laser cutting and contemporary craft skills in her practice. She has worked as a creative practitioner in Manchester for over 10 years, creating participatory events, workshops, and running creative studio and retail spaces. Her art jewellery brand WONDERHAUS is sold in shops and galleries worldwide.
Clients include, The Craft Council, Contact Theatre, Selfridges, V & A, Bolton Museum, Manchester Fab Lab, Future Everything Festival and Manchester Craft & Design Centre.
Projects of note include visual merchandising and retail interiors for Holden’s Agency & Selfridges, curating and art directing SWAG (Shop, Workshop, Art Gallery) a pop-up retail space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, entirely transforming a disused building, utilising the local makers, designers and artists involved.
Julia also works as a lecturer and specialist technician at The Manchester College, enabling learning using digital design as a tool for creativity.