Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter and professor. She teaches ceramics at the University of Montana, Missoula. Julia has exhibited across the United States, Canada, and Asia. Her work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, Long Beach Art Museum, the Ceramics Research Center at the Arizona State Art Museum, the Alfred Ceramics Art Museum at Alfred University, the Dinnerware Museum in Ann Arbor Michigan, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Julia received the University of Montana Distinguished Scholar award in 2018. She was also awarded a United States Artist Grant and named the 2023 Artist of the Year by the Ceramics Arts Network and Ceramics Monthly publication. Julia also received the Arts Missoula Individual Arts Award and a lifetime appointment to the Council for National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter and professor. She teaches ceramics at the University of Montana, Missoula. Julia has exhibited across the United States, Canada, and Asia. Her work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, Long Beach Art Museum, the Ceramics Research Center at the Arizona State Art Museum, the Alfred Ceramics Art Museum at Alfred University, the Dinnerware Museum in Ann Arbor Michigan, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Julia received the University of Montana Distinguished Scholar award in 2018. She was also awarded a United States Artist Grant and named the 2023 Artist of the Year by the Ceramics Arts Network and Ceramics Monthly publication. Julia also received the Arts Missoula Individual Arts Award and a lifetime appointment to the Council for National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

"making pottery is how I understand the world..."

Julia has served on the board of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,  the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and was a Director at Large on the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Her work has been  published in Ceramics Monthly, Studio PotterArt and Perception and Clay Times. In addition, her work has been included in publications such as Mastering the Potter’s Wheel by Ben Carter, A Complete Guide to mid-Range Glazes by Jon Britt, and The Ceramic Continuum from the Archie Bray Foundation.

Julia contributes to all aspects of the field of ceramic arts including making pottery, jurying exhibitions, studying ceramics from other cultures, writing about pottery, and supporting emerging artists. She has juried the NCECA National Exhibition, the Zainesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics and the 500 Vases publication. Julia is dedicated to education, whether at college campuses, crafts schools or local arts centers. She has led more than 200 workshops, demonstrations and lectures. In effort to address inequity of access to arts education in ceramics, Julia is co-director of the Green Learning Community and the NCECA Green Task Force and developed service-based educational website “the field guide for ceramics artisans“.

Julia Galloway - Endangered Species Project

Julia was raised in Boston and she started throwing in high school, buying her first wheel with her babysitting money. She kept her wheel in her bedroom and carried her pots in a shoebox to high school to be fired. Julia attended the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University for her BFA degree and then the Massachusetts College of Art as a Post-Baccalaureate student. Julia attended the University of Colorado-Boulder for her MFA degree, and during her studies she was a visiting scholar at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design to study contemporary crafts and the history of pottery.

Julia has traveled through the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy and Turkey. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. She was a professor and then Chair of the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, living in western New York for nine years. In 2009 she moved to Montana where she was the Director for the School of Art for five years, and rotated into full time teaching since 2014. Julia lives in Missoula, and is a professor of ceramics at the University of Montana.