Julia E. Dean

Owner / Founder

Julia’s love affair with clay started at the age of 10 when she watched a potter work on the wheel. It wasn’t until college, however, that she took her first pottery class.

With a degree in Education from Murray State University, she combined a passion for creating and love of teaching by sharing her craft in studios in Texas, North Carolina and New York. She has continued her education over the years at Texas Christian University, Penland School of Crafts, and Chautauqua Institution.

Julia designs and creates handmade functional ceramics for over fifty retail stores nationwide. These pieces are decorated with the use of natural objects such as shells and leaves. No two pieces are ever the same. Julia enjoys a deep connection with her customer base by creating pieces that can be used in their everyday lives.

As a designer, she is committed to creating quality, stylish and relevant handmade pottery. As a loyal member of the local business community, she is proud to be recognized by the Tompkins County Workers’ Center as an employer paying a living wage in Tompkins County, NY.

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