Julie grew up in Michigan and moved to Ohio to open her gallery and studio. Julie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Siena Heights and was honored with Outstanding Graduate in Art Award. She also studied in Siena, Italy while completing her fine art degree. A month after graduation, she signed the lease for Angelwood Gallery and opened for business two months later.
Julie's passion for pots, mostly functional, comes from her strong belief that we should surround ourselves with beauty. Using handmade things in our everyday life creates a connection between the maker and the customer. She hopes right now someone is eating out from one of her bowls or sipping coffee from one of her mugs.
Wanting to share her love for clay, Julie started teaching
in her studio. Teaching soon became as strong of a passion for Julie as creating pots themselves. She not only teaches pottery at her studio but has been the Pottery Director of The 577 Foundation
in Perrysburg, Ohio since 1998. The 577 Foundation gives Julie the opportunity to reach hundreds of students each year and has become an important part of Julie's life.
Julie is also a member of Swan Creek Potters
, a group of friends and potters who have group sales two to three times a year. Many of the members' work can also be found at Angelwood Gallery year round.
Julie is married to her loving husband Jason, and they have four sweet pets that bring endless joy: Max the dog, Snowflake and Sasha the cats, and Fishy, the goldfish.