Jule Cats (1993) is a Rotterdam-based artist, fascinated by materials and the stories that they carry. Layering plays an important role in her work; with her objects, she shows the beauty and emotional value of materials that usually go unnoticed. Within this process, she is always looking for an element of wonder. Her designs trigger curiosity, which makes room to share the underlying story of the material. Next to her own studio, Jule also works as an instructor at the ceramics station. In this interview, she talks about her educational approach, fascination for materials and goals as a tutor.
What is your branch / subject of knowledge?
"My subject of knowledge is materials and mold making. I work a lot with ceramics, but I know more about other materials like cement, resin, rubble and other out of the box materials. At WdKA, I work as an instructor at the ceramics station. Here, I give starting courses to introduce people to the station and the materials and show them what's possible. But during most of the time, students approach me with their concepts and ask for help with creative ideas or the production of their designs.