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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Julann Gebbie hails from the upper peninsula of Michigan – making her a Yooper.  She discovered theater in high school and further explored the stage at Northern Michigan University. This led to an internship in the costume shop at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.  Determined to pursue the theater in earnest, she transferred to New York University and studied acting with Stella Adler through the Drama Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She spent the next decade pursuing an Off-Off to Off Broadway acting career, developing her sales skills in traditional jobs, marrying her fellow Michigander husband Tom, raising their 2 delightful children Anne & Will, becoming a super-duper PTA mom and even a hockey mom! Serendipitously, a family membership to the 63rd St. Y revealed pottery classes in the Y's ArtWorks Studio and things took off from there.  Once she started potting, she couldn’t stop. Everything became something that had to be recreated in clay. If all the world's a stage, then it's also a visual feast of inspiration. The swirling black & white stripes on the dress of a woman waiting to cross the street, the graphic patterns of flowers growing wildly in the park, the animal block print on a man's shirt, the torn poster in a subway station....everything looks like it could and should live in clay and Julann has made it her mission to do just that.

To purchase a piece, request a commission or to visit her in-house showroom, contact Julann: call/text 917-692-4271 or email: julannceramics@gmail.com.