Julia Gerdan is an internationally award-winning ceramicist based in Kerikeri, New Zealand. The roots of her work sit in functional pottery but artistic evolution has pushed those boundaries into the sculptural realm. The wide variety of mediums she works in show adaptability and enthusiasm for all the many techniques the ceramic medium offers. Her forms follow function, but the opportunity for extension to sculpture within that functional frame underpins her artistic vision.

Her work is held in private and corporate collects in New York, Atlanta, Georgia, California and London, England.