Julia Gabriel received her BFA in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked with a variety of materials from glass to metals in school, but never any fibers until she started her own studio. Gabriel designs handmade accessories with striking geometric silhouettes in a bold palette based on the architectural principle of the Golden Ratio. She also has a history in ballet which also influences her decisions in structure and composition. Her studio is based in Houston where everything from dying to cutting to sewing is done by hand, and made-to-order.
Above: Julia Gabriel, “Square Crossbody.” Canvas and leather. Photo courtesy of the artist.