Julia Dean comes from a long line of craftsmen: Five generations of her family have worked with stone, making monuments in Kentucky. So shaping natural materials by hand has been a tradition in her family since 1881. Julia's work with clay helps carry that legacy forward. She first fell in love with clay at age 10 while watching a potter work, but it wasn't until college that she learned to throw pots on the wheel. With inspiring educational jaunts to places like Penland School of Craft and Chautauqua Institution, she has been designing and creating pots and teaching others pottery since 1998.