Julia Galloway is a potter with an active studio practice and a professor of ceramics at the University of Montana, Missoula. Julia work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery, Long Beach Art Museum, the Ceramics Research Center – ASU Art Museum, and Alfred Ceramics Art Museum in New York. She was recently awarded a United States Artist Grant and named a Distinguished Scholar at the University of Montana. Julia has served on the board of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and Director at Large on the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts. Julia developed and maintains service based educational websites: ‘Montana Clay’, ‘Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans’, ‘Green Task Force – website of resources for environmentally thoughtful and sustainable studio practices for ceramics’. Julia was named the 2023 Artist of the Year by the Ceramics Arts Network and Ceramics monthly publication.
I am interested in pottery that is joyous; beautiful objects with meaning that weave into our daily lives through use. Pottery decorates our living spaces with character and elegance. Pottery is a reflection and celebration of ourselves. Pottery is a reflection of our reality, our fantasy and ourselves. I am insistent about making things with my hands. The need for beautiful domestic objects and the instinctual drive to create things are tremendous dance partners for idea and desire. On much of my recent pottery, the surface are decorated with clocks or numbers marking time. Between the recent death of my mother, and the growing awareness of our larger environmental struggles, my awareness of the passage of time fills my days, and now my pottery
More information about Julia can be found at: juliagalloway.com