Current Show: Still Life / Talking
In this exhibition there are two bodies of work; both are rooted in ideas of communication. Still life depicts communication between and about objects, and talking represents communication of letters, words, and code.

Still life:
Similar to traditional still life paintings, the objects drawn on the surface of the pottery have a relationship with each other and have specific meaning. Included are items such as an abundance of shiny apples in a basket or two birds squawking at each other in conversation. In these compositions one object leads you to the next, along the walls of the cups down to the bottom, and across to the other side of the cup.

In the surface decoration on these pots, I am using the alphabet and digital code to represent communication. I am interested in how the letters or numbers come to meet each other across the form, ride up or fall down the sides of the pot, ordered or jumbled, they mirror daily conversations.

Handmade pottery is naturally rich in ideas, metaphor and utility; it seeps into our houses, our kitchens, our rituals and enriches our lives. Through use and decorating the fill our living spaces with character and elegance. For me, pottery is joyous, a reflection of our reality, our fantasy and ourselves; objects of desire and daily life.

Julia Galloway was born and raised in New England. Her utilitarian pottery has been exhibited across the United States and Canada and she has demonstrated at the NCECA and the Utilitarian Clay Conferences. Her work can be found in the collations of 
The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA 
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC
, The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, 
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 
and The Woodman Collection: The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. She earned her undergraduate degree from New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University and Graduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. For nine years Galloway taught at the School for American Crafts at RIT and recently she moved to Missoula where she is a Professor of Ceramics and Director of the School of Art at the University of Montana.


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

School for American Crafts: Chair of School 2005-2009 and Associate Professor of Ceramics, 1999 - 2009, School for American Crafts, Ceramics Department, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 2001-2010, Executive Board Member, Deer Isle, ME 

Archie Bray Foundation, 1997-1999, Artist-in-Residence, Helena, MT

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 1995-1996, Artist-in-Residence, Snowmass Village, CO

University of Colorado, 1992, Studio Technician, Boulder, CO

2009- Present
Director of the School Chair & Professor of Ceramics, School of Fine Art, College of Visual and Performing Arts, The 
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Associate Professor, School for American Crafts, Ceramic Department
Chair, School for American Crafts, Coolege of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

New Work - Turnman Larson Gallery, Helena,MT
New Work - Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
New Work - AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Mirth - Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
Quiescent - The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA


Wake Robin - Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO


Homage to Audubon - The Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg, WV


The Cups of Hours - The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

New Work - AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA


Dulcis Domus - Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA


43N by 77W - Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI

The Solace of Urban Spaces - Greenwich House Pottery, Manhattan, NY

Crepuscular - Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Teapot Exhibition - The Clay Studio of Missoula, MT
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - The Clay Studio, Port Chester, NY
Teapots: An Invitational - Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Montana Clay of NCECA - Morean Art Center, Saint Petersburg, FL
Islamic Influence at NCECA 2011 - Saint Petersburg College, Crossroads Gallery
La Mesa at NCECA - Santa Fe Clay, Tampa Bay, FL
Art-Stream at NCECA - Nomadic Gallery, Tampa, FL
American Pottery Festival - Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Lawrence Arts Cetner Benefit Art Auction - Lawrence, KS
History Exhibition - Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Montana Educators - The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Art of the Pot - Austin, TX
Montana Clay Invitational Exhibition - Missoula Art Museum, MT
White on White, Schaller Gallery - Benton Harbor, MI
Archie Bray Foundation Live Auction - Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
Pot Sketch - The Clay Studio, Missoula, MT

University of Wisconsin, Demonstration and lecture, Whitewater, WI
Trax Gallery, Gallery Talk, Berkley, CA
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center, Lecture and workshop, Walnut Creek, CA
Occidental College, Lecture and Workshop, Occidental, CA
Missoula Art Museum, Panel Discussion (In-conjunction with the Montana Clay Invitational) Missoula, MT
Archie Bray Foundation, Demonstration 60th Anniversary Event, Helena, MT
Archie Bray Foundation, Mid Range Glaze Workshop, Helena, MT

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


“Field Guide for Ceramic Artisans” Studio Potter.
February 2008,
“Reflecting for the future” Studio Potter, June 2005.

“Crepuscular - Recent Work of Julia Galloway”, Ceramics Monthly, September 2004.

“Beneath The Surface: Julia Galloway, Part I and II”, Clay Times, by Lana Wilson, 2004
“Pottery of Extremes”, Art and Perception, December 2000.


The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA 

The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 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
North Central College, Piedmont, IL
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR