Featured Artisan: Julie Anderson


Home on the Range designers enjoy creating personalized interiors, and working with local artisans helps us include unique custom details. Julie Anderson of Anderson Ceramic & Design Finishes here in Steamboat Springs, CO enjoys working with an array of materials and mediums in her art, which includes faux finishes, painted murals, ceramics and more. Julie also does American Clay Plaster finishes—a no-VOC, natural pigment clay wall finish made of 70 percent reclaimed material from the marble industry—and her work with Home on the Range includes the installation of two American Clay Plaster jobs.

This is a powder room Julie did for us.

Since Julie’s father is an artist as well, it’s no surprise she enjoyed a plethora of art supplies and encouragement growing up. Much of her work is inspired by nature and science, and, as she explained to us:

“My work is often crisply detailed, contrasting organic forms with geometric forms and inspired by classical design with a contemporary twist. With wall finishes, I pay a great deal of attention to making my walls appear very random, natural and visibly soft, but at the same time providing some drama to a space. I prefer muted, earthy tones, but occasionally I find that bright colors can be used wisely and playfully in certain situations.”

Her aesthetic goes well with the range of styles we achieve at Home on the Range, and of course we appreciate her attention to detail! Take a look at more of her beautiful work:

Julie paints a mural of a heron with rocks below it.

Julie trowel-compresses American Clay plaster on a powder room ceiling.

A hand-carved wheel-thrown ceramic sink by Julie Anderson

A hand-carved ceramic fern mural—with a kiln-formed glass inset by Greg Grasso—in a Steamboat wine cellar

Visit Julie’s website, julieandersonceramics.com, to learn more about her and see more of her work. If you’re interested in interior design that incorporates custom artistic works and finishes, contact us at Home on the Range.

Photos: 1 by Tim Murphy Photography; 2-5 courtesy of Julie Anderson

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