Julie has been throwing pots on the wheel since she was 16 years old. Drawn to the art of functional pottery, she creates pieces made with heirloom craftsmanship and a woodsy charm that are inspired from small wonders of nature.
Tableware designs that are Natural. Authentic. Elegant.
Julie, the artist behind Wren Pottery founded her studio while living on an island in the coastal rain forest of Southeast Alaska with her husband and two children. Throughout her years there, the raw wilderness of the sea and lush rain forest were her inspiration to create pottery that is rustic and cozy yet clean in design. Julie's work illustrates a reverence to the small wonders of nature found among this grand landscape. Her wheel thrown pieces aim to offer an element of joy to our everyday rituals of eating and drinking.
Each piece is unique in subtle ways allowing the innate character of the clay and glaze to express itself, rather than controlling each piece to conform into perfect uniformity. She and her family have since moved back to their roots in Northern Minnesota where Julie continues to throw pottery everyday and enjoys exploring the northern woodlands and waterways. Through dedicated work, Julie continually develops a deeper understanding of what it means to be a potter, a maker of goods, as well as an artist.