Julie Knight studied art at Southwest Missouri State University before graduating from the Ringling College of Art and Design, where she majored in printmaking. She has lived in Manhattan for 23 years where Julie has focused exclusively on clay, studying and teaching at the Greenwich House Pottery, The Painted Pot and La Mano Pottery. Knight was awarded the Anna Soik Award for Ceramics in 1999 and was the recipient of the 2009 Mary Blakeley Fellowship at the Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle Maine. In 2010, Julie was awarded a scholarship to study wood firing at Peter's Valley Craft Center in New Jersey.
In 2011, Knight and Manhattan artist Christopher Skura, began building JAKPOT Studio outside of Woodstock New York, in the Catskill Mountains, where they sometimes collaborate on artworks.
The focus of Julie's pottery is overall form, the relationship between the foot and the rim and unique surface decoration. Her goal as a potter is to create work that is both functional and beautifully tactile.
She is pleased to announce that her work is represented on Martha Stewart's "American Made" website on Amazon.
Knight is currently teaching wheel thrown pottery at the Greenwich House Pottery in Manhattan every Thursday night and Friday morning and at the Painted Pot in Brooklyn every Tuesday night. Her hand building class is at La Mano Pottery in Manhattan every Wednesday night.
Her work can be purchased by contacting the studio or through Martha Stewart's "American Made" on Amazon.