Forms from nature are translated into the medium of ceramics in the work of Brooklyn-based Julia Kunin. The artist applies metallic and iridescent glazes to her sculptural works, giving them a hyper-sensual feel that builds on the beauty of their source. In Nectar, a clump of petals or leaves densely gathers in a pod, appearing as a kind of fruit that explodes in flowers as it opens. Kunin’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe. In 2002, the Deutches Leder Museum in Offenbach, Germany, mounted a solo exhibition of her work. Kunin has participated in a number of fellowships and residencies, including The Trust for Mutual Understanding travel grant in 2010, the 2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, The John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, Sheboygan, in 2007, and The MacDowell Colony Artist Residency in Peterborough in 2006.