Corinne Julius is a freelance journalist, critic, broadcaster and curator, with a special interest in contemporary craft and design. She contributes regularly to BBC Radio 4’s arts programme Front Row, as well as writing for many years for the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property, Blueprint, Crafts and Country Life. She was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2008 for services to design and craft and is the Chair of the Critics’ Circle Visual Arts & Architecture Section.
Corinne has been a judge for many applied arts and design awards, including the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Metalwork. She is Chair of the Wood Awards Furniture and Product Panel, a member of the Goldsmiths’ Company Contemporary Collection Committee, and was on the Glenmorangie Collection Committee. She has also served as a Trustee of Contemporary Applied Arts [CAA].
As a curator, Corinne has curated Silver Speaks: Idea to Object a show of Contemporary British Silver at the V&A; Bloomin’ Jewels, a contemporary jewellery show at CAA and is the founder-curator of one of the country’s major contemporary craft shows, Future Heritage at Decorex, now in its 7th year.
She is a guest lecturer at a number of arts universities, including the Royal College of Art and Central St Martin’s, and on the Sotheby’s MA in Decorative Arts. In these capacities she works closely with makers and designers, both in formal situations and in a mentoring role.
Corinne Julius studied Interior Design at the Royal College of Art and Sociology and Psychology at the University of Sheffield, before lecturing in Environmental Social Psychology.