Julie was born in St. Paul, MN, in 1980. As a child, she was drawn to the visual arts as well as dance and music. It was not uncommon for tears to well up in this young girl’s eyes when she witnessed a thing of beauty: a Monet exhibit at the museum or listening to a classical symphony. After studying at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Julie ventured west. She landed in Missoula, MT, where she attended the University of Montana. In 2004, she graduated with a BFA with an emphasis in ceramics and painting.
In Missoula, Julie met her wild and rugged fisherman and rugged fisherman husband who would one day bring her to Ketchikan where they now live and raise their 2 sweet children, Bowen and Elsa.
Throughout the years, Julie as stayed true to her love of the arts. She feels at peace when she works in her studio throwing pottery on the wheel or creating colorful ceramic tile mosaics. She feels at one with herself and the world, and knows with certainty that she was meant to be an artist.
In her journey to create pieces of beauty, Julie feels honored at the opportunities in her life and to simply live in such an amazing place as Alaska, bursting with rich, wild, and natural landscapes that will inspire her forever.