Born in Mainz, Germany, Tania Julian has resided in Atlanta since 1996 where she practiced Interior Design until 2004.
She graduated summa cum laude from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Interior design in 2000 and began her career at idea|span where she refined her design principles and explored the psychology of space.
It was during this time she discovered her passion for pottery and the immediate gratification of clay.
Hand-thrown porcelain vases is one focus of her work that draw inspiration from 20th century modernism. Feminine small-necked bottle shapes emerged from the ancient fertility archetype the egg. The medium’s smooth surface challenged her to explore the subtle duality of glazed shiny areas and the matte surface of the porcelain in several designs.
Since 2006, Tania Julian has been working on several wall installations for prestigious hotels around the world in Dubai, Marrakesh, Miami, Charleston, Atlanta, Chicago to name a few.
Currently, her work focuses on charming farm life in her functional ware collection. They have been a huge hit with the farm to table movement. An incarnation of the slow food, or rather slow clay in her case.
Soulful mugs that get you started on the right foot every morning.
Was this made in China?
No, definitely not. This one woman shop in Decatur, GA is inhabited by German born artist Tania Julian who takes pride and joy creating hand-crafted pieces. Every step of the process is dear to her, from throwing, trimming, glazing and firing. This 'slow food' process is something you can feel by using them on the daily.