Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter, professor at the School of Art at the University of Montana. She exhibits, lectures, and teaches workshops across the United States and Canada. Julia’s pottery is in the collections of the College of William and Mary, the Archie Bray Foundation, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Huntington Art Museum, The Crocker Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian. She is passionate about historical pottery and social justice issues which deeply influences much of her studio work.
Handmade pottery is naturally rich in ideas and metaphor; pottery seeps into our houses, our kitchens, and enriches our lives. Pottery weaves into our daily lives through use and decorates our living spaces with character and elegance; pottery is joyous. Pottery is a reflection of our reality, our fantasy and ourselves. Clay is a supportive and demanding medium for the creative journey of making. 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. Utilitarian pottery supports and represents our intimate rituals of nourishment and celebration. Recently the majority of my pottery is influenced by environmental issues, leading to new glaze treatments and forms.
More information about Julia can be found at: juliagalloway.com