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Julia Walther

Julia Walther

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Washington D.C.

Julia grew up in Oakland, California. She went on to study at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where she received a BA in ceramics under the tutelage of Kelly Connole. After graduating, she attended the summer ceramics program at Alfred University in New York, followed by a year in the post-baccalaureate ceramics program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Between 2011 and 2015, she worked as an educational assistant at Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, taught community classes at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit. She is currently a resident artist at Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Ranier, MD and teaches at the Art League School in Alexandria and at the George Washington University.

Artist Statement

Pots are one of the many daily choices we make to build our lives, and I hope to create nudges of humor and delight by having my work in the homes and lives of others. Using imagery of cacti, clouds, and constellations, I think about the myths, categories, and stories we create out of nothing to explain our experiences and surroundings. This cycle of observing, making, and observing again is what makes ushuman. I make the work my hands crave, handling the clay at many stages to imbue all the joy I can into each object. I love scribbling through slip, brushing off burrs, and the deep satisfaction that comes from glazing both interior and exterior of a pot with one quick motion of the wrist. My hope is that the energy I generate is carried through the firing and out into the world into kitchen cabinets everywhere. 


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Skull and Flora Yunomi Medium Vase

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