Julia Galloway

Julia Galloway


Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter, professor in the School of Art at The University of Montana. She exhibits, lectures, and teaches workshops across the United States and Canada. Julia recently moved to Missoula from New England.

Julia currently serves on the Board of the Archie Bray Foundation and served on the Board of Haystack Mountain School for Crafts for nine years. She has demonstrated at the Utilitarian Clay Conference, and National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts. Julia has exhibited across the United States and Canada, including solo exhibitions at Lill Street in Chicago, the Clay Arts Center in New York, and Trax Gallery in California.  Her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, Art and Perception and Clay Times.  Julia work has also been featured in the  “The Ceramic Spectrum” by Robin Hopper and “The Art of Contemporary Pottery” by Kevin Hulch.

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 developed the “Montana Clay” and the “Field Guide for Ceramics Artisans” websites.



“Since moving to Montana, I always look up. This big open space, this big sky, this vibrant skyline – look up!  I dream right there, in the large, open, optimistic, and ever changing sky. Sometime ago, I traveled  to Rome and Istanbul; walking through the old cathedrals and mosques, I was struck by the same feeling I have in Montana – look up! Vibrant ceilings and spaces, a space to expand into. This is the inspiration for this exhibition.

I always wonder, how am I nourished by where I live? I find utilitarian pottery the best method to express my ideas. Handmade pottery is naturally rich in ideas and metaphor; pottery seeps into our houses, our kitchens, and enriches our lives.

This exhibition is a non-traditional display for utilitarian pottery. I am not trying to undermine the useful nature of the dishes. I trust that when the public sees a cup, they understand that they can drink from it, and that its intent and purpose is to quench thirst. A public exhibition is a very quick moment in the life of a cup or a plate. The pottery goes from the privacy of my own studio and my creative process to someone’s house, and the intimacy of being used for dinner. I love the flash moment of exchange, when a cup changes from being “mine”, to being “yours” and this exhibition celebrates this moment of display. These are utilitarian plates and cups; the display helps us understand the ideas in the work.”


*Selected Resume


2009 – Present Director of the School & Professor of Ceramics, School of Art,

College of Visual and Performing Arts, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT


1999 – 2009, Assistant Professor of Ceramics, 2005 – 2009 Chair & Associate Professor of Ceramics,

School for American Crafts, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY


Solo Exhibitions

2015 New Work – Trax Gallery, Berkely , CA

Julia Galloway” – Workshouse Art Center, Lorton, VA

2014 The Place it is that we Call Home – Paris Gibson Museum, Great Falls, MT

Stillife / Talking – AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

“Still Life & Sanctuary” Ester & Jon Clay Fine Arts Gallery, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY

2013 New Work – Kolva Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

New Work – Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno, CA

2012 Sky Vault – The Clay Studio, Missoula MT

Dreaming from Garden to Sky – Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO

2011 Searching for Skyline – Turman Larson Gallery, Helena, MT

New Work – Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2010 New Work – AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2009 Mirth – Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO

Quiescent  – The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA



University of Colorado at Boulder, M.F.A. – 1995

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Visiting Scholar Program – 1994

Massachusetts College of Art, Fifth Year Student – 1992

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, B.F.A. – 1988


Publications: Books

American iPottery by Kevin Hulch Digital ibook edition 2014

Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artist and Objects, by Jo Lauria and Steve Fenton, Random House

The Ceramic Surface, by Matthias Osterman, A & C Black Publishing

Ceramics: Mastering the Craft, by Richard Zakin, Kranse Publishing

The Ceramic Continuum, – Archie Bray Foundation

The Art of Contemporary Pottery, by Kevin Hulch, Krause Publication

The Ceramic Spectrum, by Robin Hopper, Krause Publications

Pots in the Kitchen, by Josie Walter, Crowood Press

American iPottery by Kevin Hulch

500 Vases by Lark Books

Mid-Fire Glazes By John Britt


Recent Publications: Periodicals:

“Vessel, Vault and Sky” Ceramics Monthly, March 2015, by Glen Brown, Cover image and main article

“Versatile cone 6 Glazes” Ceramics Monthly, March 2015 Technical Article

“The Persistence Of Clay” Catalogue, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT 2012

“The democracy of ceramics”, Independent Record, September 2011

“Rediscovering the Inlay Technique” Monthly Ceramic Art, Seoul, Korea, January 2011

“Quiescent” Art and Perception, June 2010

“Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans” Studio Potter, February 2008



The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

Ceramics Research Center, Arizona State Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

The Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC

The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

The College of William and Mary, The Presidents Collection, Williamsburg, VA,

The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico

Archive Collections, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

North Central College, Piedmont, IL

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

The Rosenfield Collection, Dallas, TX

The University of Colorado – Woodman Collection, Boulder, CO

Access Ceramics – Digital Collection, a contemporary ceramics image resource, 2009-present www.accessceramics.org

Art Axsis – Digital Collection, an evolving independent network of artist, 2011-present http://artaxis.org/index.html


Professional Experience

Archie Bray Foundation, 2010-present Board of Directors, Helena, MT

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 2001-2009, Executive Board Member, Deer Isle, ME


Professional Service

2015 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics Competition, Zanesville, OH

2014 Student Critique Mentor, The Convention Center, Milwaukee NCECA (also 2012, 2013)

2013 Juror: DelecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining-Second Biennial Juried Exhibition of Functional Ceramics,

the Arts Students League of Denver, Denver, CO

2013 Development of Website: “library of cups” http://www.gallowayslibraryofcups.com

2012 Development of Website:  “ the field guide for ceramics artisans” http://juliagalloway.com/field-guide

2012 Juror: Archie Bray Foundation, Residency Program, Helena, MT

2011 Juror: The NCECA National, National Conference for the Education of Ceramics Arts, Tampa Art Museum, Tampa, FL

Juror: National Cup Exhibition, Lux Arts Center, Lincoln, NE

2011 Development of Website: “Montana Clay” http://montanaclay.org

Juror: Archie Bray Foundation, Residency Program, Helena, MT

2010 Juror: Salt and Soda, The Clay Studio of Missoula

2009 Juror: 500 Vases, Lark Books


Group Exhibitions

2014 Embracing Function: Contemporary Approaches to the Utilitarian Vessel – Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport, NY

Teapot Show II – The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Art Stream Gallery – NCECA, Milwaukee, WI

Potsketch – The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Santa Fe Clay Summer Preview Exhibition – Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

National Teapot Show IX Invitational – Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

50 from 6: Contemporary Ceramic Art from Six Rocky Mountain States – Southern Utah University, Cedar City UT

The Art School at Old Church – Old Church Cultural Center, Demerest, NJ


Workshops Visiting Artist Lectures

2014 St. Peterberg Clay Company, Florida Heat, Lecture and Workshop, St. Petersburg, FL

University of Nebraska, Art Department, Visiting Artist, Lincoln, NE

Santa Fe Clay, 20th Anniversary Workshop Series, Lecture and Workshop, Santa Fe, NM

The Archie Bray Foundation, Lecture and Workshop, Helena, MT

San Francisco Clay Works, Lecture and Workshop, San Francisco, CA

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Making History, Workshop, Gatlinburg, TN