Julie Crosby is a full time studio potter residing in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. She began working in clay as a student at the Hartford Art School, where she earned her BFA in ceramics in 1995. Julie learned how to build kilns while working with Lisa Stinson in 1997/98 at Louisiana Tech University. In 2007 she was awarded an artist fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). With funds from the grant, she built her Bourry Box wood/salt kiln, near Trumansburg NY. Her work has primarily been wood fired stoneware and is evolving to include earthenware, both electric and wood fired.