For Julia Walter, the material and spiritual worlds are closely connected. She sees ‘everything connected in a constant flow of movement and transformation, action and reaction’. Her work is amuletic, energetic and symbolic, reflecting the ambivalent power of symbols, both ancient and contemporary interpretations of now ubiquitous signs and emojis. Jewellery, she says, is ‘charged with the energy of its maker, the energy of a moment, the energy of a ceremony, the energy of its materiality. And this energy is transmitted to the wearer.’
Julia Walter was born in the German city of Stuttgart in 1979 and studied at Ar.Co in Lisbon before continuing her studies at Hochschule Pforzheim in Germany from 2003 to 2007. Her work has been exhibited internationally in both group and solo shows. Julia lives and works in Amsterdam.