JuliaClairesClay

Handmade | Geometric porcelain pottery and jewelry!

Asheville, North Carolina
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Announcement    ✨Welcome to my shop! Earring shop drop goes live at 8:00 PM EST this Thursday 12/15! Follow me on Instagram @juliaclaireclay for more details and previews! ✨

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Last updated on Dec 12, 2022

✨Welcome to my shop! Earring shop drop goes live at 8:00 PM EST this Thursday 12/15! Follow me on Instagram @juliaclaireclay for more details and previews! ✨

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About JuliaClairesClay

Sales 926
On Etsy since 2013

I'm a ceramic artist, mover and a shaker!

Hey, I'm Julia Claire Weber, most know me as Jules! About 6 years ago I had an opportunity to be a short term resident artist at Odyssey Clayworks. It was then that I realized life had so much more to offer. I quit all my part-time jobs, packed up my apartment and my boyfriend and our 2 cats moved from PA to Asheville, NC. I am now a long-term resident artist, gallery manager and teacher! My full-time job is ceramics, and I couldn't be more grateful!

Heres my story....

I grew up in a tight-knit family in Erie, Pennsylvania. My mother always wondered what I would be when I grew up. I carried around a pair of scissors, tape, paper and any found objects I could find. I was always turning ordinary objects into works of art! I drove my grandfather CrAzY because he could never find the tape!

It came as no surprise when I developed a skill for drawing and painting in high-school! After graduating I pursued a degree in health and nutrition, because "there's no money in art". I heard that a lot. Something was missing though and I felt disconnected. I was missing a huge part of me. So, I transferred to an art school to pursue art education and took my first college painting class! YEAH!

As part of the art-ed curriculum I had to take ceramics. It was absolutely dreadful. I couldn't center the clay and everything I made looked like blobs. Then it happened. I was determined to get it and I DID! It all clicked and I was able to throw a centered pot on the wheel! I called home and said "MOM, I know what I want to do with the rest of my life, CERAMICS!"

She was moderately shocked but SO INCREDIBLY SUPPORTIVE. I am blessed to have parents who not only encouraged me to follow my dreams, but did everything they could to make sure I achieved them!

I received my BFA in ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2010 with a minor in Art History. I dropped my art-ed major so I would have more time to create without abandon. A week after I graduated I received a phone call asking if I would be interested in teaching a wheel class and running a community clay studio called Clayspace.

Talk about diving right in! I learned how to teach, through teaching and managed a clay studio for 4 years! I taught everyone from at-risk youth to Bhutanese refugees. I used clay as a tool for healing and learning.

I would have never left home, but my friends presented an opportunity I had always dreamt of. It is with great excitement that I now reside in Asheville, North Carolina. Where I am a resident artist at Odyssey Clayworks in the River Arts DIstrict! I took a demotion so to speak. Instead of running a clay studio I am working in one and I will be honest, I LOVE IT! I thank the powers of the universe every day, for bringing me to this beautiful place.

I am so grateful to share my talents with you!

Peace and Love, Julia

Shop members

  • Julia Claire

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    One woman pottery making show! All items are carefully handcrafted by me, glazed by me, fired by me, packed by me and shipped by me! I love what I do and I am grateful to share my passion with you!

  • King Louie

    Shipper

    He doesn't exactly help with shipping, but he does sit in all the boxes!

  • Cloud

    Photographer

    She thinks the photo booth was made for her :)!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome! I create work with great love and admiration for my craft! I use porcelain clay and the highest quality sterling silver!

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

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Care instructions

All ceramic jewelry with sterling silver findings can be cleaned with sterling silver cloth or liquid cleaner! Neither cleaning method will damage the ceramic surface or crystal!

Pottery Care

All pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe unless noted otherwise!

Pottery with white gold or gold luster should be hand-washed to preserve the shine! It also should not be placed in the microwave as it is technically a precious metal :)

Pottery with matte decals require a little more caution than glossy. To preserve the vibrancy, matte decals should never be scrubbed with an abrasive surface. Always soak first then wipe away for grime :)

Glossy decal pots are nearly indestructible! You can scrub and never have to worry about color fade!