Julia Janeway's boldly colored, illustrative ceramic work is about the love of story telling.  Growing up around art but pursuing a Ph.D. in English, Julia shifted careers after inheriting her mother's well-used wheel, kiln and a series of mysterious glaze recipes.  

The illustration aspect of her work borrows heavily from books, particularly woodcut and lithograph prints. She often incorporate words into designs and layers of colored slips and underglazes. Each piece is hand carved from original patterns and drawings.