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Julia Rist

Freelance Book Illustrator & Animal Illustrator

Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
Basic Information

Born in Regensburg, Germany
Birth Date: April 1st, 1991


Penn High School
56100 Bittersweet Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545
(574) 259-7961
Diploma Received 2009
BFA in Illustration

Kendall College Of Art and Design
17 Fountain Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 451-2787
Illustration Major
Ceramics Focus

Oxbow School of Art
3435 Rupprecht Way
P.O. Box 216
Saugatuck, MI 49453
(269) 857.5811
Instructed by Israel Davis


2008-Held Art Workshops for Kids
2008-Received Gold Key for Scholastic art award
2009-Received Portfolio Scholarship
2010-Joined KCC (Kendall Clay Collective)
2011/13-Attended multiple wood firing workshops at Oxbow
2012-Internship At the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art
-Participated in GRANDE FUOCO group exhibition at CODA gallery
2013-Studio Tech at Kendall College of Art and Design
-Graduated with Illustration BFA from KCAD
-Focus in Ceramics
-Assisted Israel Davis in Screen printing workshop
-Assisted Israel Davis in KCC Wood firing workshop
-Worked in the kitchen at Oxbow (during paper book intensive classes)
-Gave a demonstration of throwing on the wheel at Kendall Gala
-Attended & helped prepare glazing workshop for John Britt
-Fired gas kiln at Knemu Studio
-Participated in community projects (Heart-side & Threshold)

Special Skills

Ceramics screen-printing techniques
Throwing techniques
Mold making/Casting techniques
Slab building techniques
Knowledge of glaze making
Knowledge of loading/unloading kilns
Knowledge of Clay making/recycling
Experienced with gas/electric/wood kiln firing procedures
Knowledge of facilitating ceramic studio equipment and maintenance
Passionate in perusing personal experience in the ceramics field

Past Employment

Ceramic Studio Tech
17 Fountain Str. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503