“I am interested in pottery that is joyous; objects that weave into our lives through daily use.
Pottery decorates our living spaces with character and elegance. In use, our fingers discover uniqueness….pottery is a reflection and celebration or ourselves. In my present work I am making pottery that is simpler in form and deliciously complicated in surface. I am developing surfaces with silver lustre that reflect the pottery and the surrounding area back onto the pot. I want the layers of inlay, slip and glaze to draw you in; a surface you can visually swim in. I am creating juxtaposition through a blend of opposites coming together; simple and complex, flat matte and shiny sunny glazes, subtle color next to bold. The title of this exhibition “Echo” embraces my growing societal and self reflection from a year of stillness brought on by the pandemic.”
Julia is a professor at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Professor University of Montana, Missoula
Public collections include the Renwick, Long Beach Art Museum, Alfred University Art Museum, among others
Board member of the Archie Bray in MT., NCECA,
U.S. Artist Grant recipient 2018