School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition 2021

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Wellington B. Gray Gallery Exhibition

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge


Julie Terwelp
Graduated 1986

Julie Terwelp received a BFA in graphic design along with a strong minor in surface design from East Carolina. As her career developed, she spent all her time creating on a computer. She began to feel more like a computer coder than an artist. So after three decades, she stood up and stepped away from the computer
screen. And returned to her traditional art roots by exploring illustration and ceramics.

Julie’s art is good for your soul. It radiates carefree energy. Each hand-built piece expresses joy through color, pattern and texture. She explores the physical manipulation of clay by altering it into a variety of shapes and forms. Carved illustrations dance across the clay. And patterned ornamentations reveal a passion for surface design. The result is an invitation for the viewer to join in the pursuit of happiness.

Smiling Possum, clay, 16.25″ x 17″ x 8″, 2020