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 currently lives in New York City and maintains a studio in the Hudson Valley.
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 2016, Julie was selected to present her work in Martha Stewart’s “American Made Maker’s Summit” at her headquarters in Chelsea, NY.
In 2011, Knight began building JAKPOT Studio outside of Woodstock New York, in the Catskill Mountains.
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.
Knight is currently teaching wheel thrown pottery at “Greenwich House Pottery” in Manhattan, and in Brooklyn, the “Clay House”, “BKLYN Clay” and “Gasworks”.
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