About Julia Walther
The daughter of a wood-worker and a violist, I grew up in Oakland, California with a childhood full of art and music. I attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where I received a B.A. in Art History and studied ceramics under Kelly Connole.
I’ve worked as an educational assistant at Penland School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, taught community classes at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit and in 2012 won a residency at John Glick’s Plum Tree Pottery and spent two years working beside him in his studio. Since relocating to Washington, D.C., I’ve held a three year residency at Red Dirt Studio, taught adjunct at George Washington University and am currently a resident artist at White Point Studio in Mt. Rainier, Maryland, and teach at the Art League School in Alexandria.
How can we hold it all at once? My functional pots live at the intersection of art history, curiosity, nostalgia and the macabre, and I use floral motifs, historically-inspired vessels, and memento mori to unite the ephemeral and eternal onto the surfaces. I invite the user to join me in the exploration of our relationships to what lasts, what is fleeting and what we choose to notice and carry with us as we move through our days.