I began to throw in the early 70’s in Mississippi. It just began as a lark, something interesting to try; then I was hooked. I continued my pottery in Virginia: showing in galleries, in craft shows and as a potter-in-residence. My son, who was a baby at the time, slept in his basket below the display table at craft shows, and watched me throw from his swing. 

Then back to Georgia where I continued my pottery for several more years. That period included teaching pottery on the library channel, receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for an arts and crafts television show and eventually moving onto full-time television production. 

Julie Windler, The Riverside Potter


  • Functional Potter since 1972

  • Recipient-grant from National Endowment for the Arts

  • Potter-in-Residence at Sweet Briar College

  • Member:-Piedmont Craftsmen, National Potters Council, American Craft Council,

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts


We lived in Atlanta for 25+ years where I continued my television career and growing our family, pottery took a back seat. In Atlanta, I was a television producer and staff announcer with WXIA-TV (and occasionally on-camera), then joined CNN as a news producer and eventually WSB-TV as a producer. Many years later, I returned home to Rome, Georgia as a Realtor with the family business. And then wonderfully, ..rediscovering my pottery 15+ years ago... It’s been fun coming full circle. I know, I’ve probably made everyone dizzy by now reading this...try being me!

Top Artist & Craftsman in Georgia: Brown’s Guide to Georgia International Prize Michelangelo-Artists of the Jubilee-Rome, Italy


Georgia, S.Carolina, S.Dakota, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Virginia, England, Oregon, Italy, Arizona, France..(present & past):

  • The Silver Heron Art Gallery-Depoe Bay, OR 

  • Pawley’s Pantry-Pawleys Island, SC

  • Gabriel FineArts Gallery-London, England 

  • NorbertaPhilbrookGallery-Bentonville, AR

  • The Royal Opera Art Gallery-London, England 

  • Thistle Do Nicely Gallery-Gatlinburg, TN

  • Esteban’s Pottery Gallery-Sedona, AZ 

  • Hanging Around Rome-Rome, Ga

  • The Nash Gallery-Hilton Head, SC 

  • Plum Art Gallery, Knoxville, TN

  • The Raiford Gallery-Roswell, GA 

  • Imagine Art Gallery-Rome, Ga

  • Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NYC, NY 

  • Bella Luna Gallery-Rome, GA

  • Savannah Rose Gallery-Savannah, Ga 

  • Last Stop Shop-Rome, GA

  • The Front Porch Gallery-Columbus, GA 

  • Cobblestone Gallery-Rome, GA

  • Georgia Artisan Gallery-Perry, GA 

  • Hummingbird Lane -Dahlonega, GA



  • American Crafts Festival-Lincoln Center: New York City (NY)

  • Parallax Art Show-London (England)

  • Biennale Chianciano-Museodarte, Tuscany (Italy)

  • Carousel de Louvre, Paris, France

  • The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City, NY

  • Sedona Arts Festival (Arizona)

  • Mt.Dora Art Festival (Florida)

  • Wells Street Art Festival (Chicago )

  • Chiaha Arts & Crafts Festival (GA)

  • Nash Gallery Memorial Day-(South Carolina)

  • Atlanta Arts Festival (Piedmont Park, GA)

  • Atlantic Station Arts on 17th St (GA)

  • Virginia Highlands Art Festival (GA)

  • Powers Crossroads (GA)

  • Memphis Art Festival (TN)

  • ..and numerous shows in Virginia and Louisiana