This is Ken, Julie's husband. Sadly, Julie passed away on the 7th of March 2023 after fighting a very agressive brain cancer. She made pottery up until about two months before she left us. She never liked to be called an artist, but she was a super talented potter who loved her craft and most of all meeting people in her working Boothbay Harbor studio. It was her dream to have her own solo studio and she lived it very successfully for 7 years. She made nearly 30,000 pieces over the 32 years she was a potter, so her legacy will live on. I drink coffee from my Dirtybird mug every morning and smile! I dearly miss my sweet Julie Bird!
Dirty Bird Pottery owner, Julie Moore, is a mostly self-taught craftsman and focuses on creating functional pots for the home and garden. Her work is thrown on a potter's wheel at her small studio in rural King George, VA as well as at her summer shop in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. All pieces are fired in an electric kiln to over 2000 F. These sturdy stoneware pieces are meant to be used daily and are completely food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Her work is available at the Virginia studio, the Maine shop and through this website.