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Julia Galloway, Professor & School of Art Director

Ceramics

email: julia.galloway@umontana.edu
phone: 406.243.4181
office: Fine Arts 203
website: www.juliagalloway.com

Biography

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.

Artist Statement

I am interested in pottery that is joyous; objects that we weave into our daily lives through use. Pottery decorates our living spaces with character and elegance. Teapots celebrate our drinking tea; a pitcher decorates a mantle when not in use; a mug with slight texture inside the handle allows our fingers to discover uniqueness. Pottery is a reflection of ourselves, their ritual, celebratory use echoes who we are.

Teaching Philosophy

The study of the visual arts is an experience where we ask questions to better understand ourselves and the world around us. During creative problem solving the “wrong” answer is often more “right” or in general, more interesting. Through studying the visual arts we learn skills, confidence, how to think and evaluate intellectual ideas, how to see and how, in a complicated and fast paced world, we learn how to express and find our own selves.

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder, MFA - 1995
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Visiting Scholar Program - 1994
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, BFA - 1988