WELCOME TO EARTH AND FIRE ART STUDIO
2 Main St. Essex, CT
Summer Class Registration Coming Soon!
Earth and Fire Art Studio, est. 2017
Earth and Fire Art Studio, located in historic downtown Essex, is a unique studio and gallery space available to artists of all ages. We offer an assortment of art classes that are small in size and provide our students a unique opportunity to become part of a close artistic community, one that learns and inspires together. Earth and Fire Art Gallery is a beautiful space dedicated to featuring the talented work of local artists in and around the Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline. The gallery hosts art openings, in addition to, a variety of exciting events throughout the year. Earth and Fire Art Studio is a dual space dedicated to supporting and showcasing local talent, as well as, nurturing and developing future artists.
Artist and Owner
Earth & Fire Art Studio
Julie’s passion for creation and fostering that same passion in others, stems from an education in Studio & Fine Art at Michigan State University, coupled with a degree in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. While studying under renowned ceramicist, Brian Boldon, Julie discovered a calling for the tactility, plasticity and versatility of clay. During her travels and studies throughout Europe, Julie’s appreciation for art history and the media of acrylic and oil paint deepened and she returned home with a desire to put paint to canvas. Her work in both ceramics and paint is inspired by the colors, sounds, sights and seasons of the Connecticut River Valley, as well as, her travels throughout America and abroad. Julie lives in East Haddam, CT with her husband and their five children. They share their 1790 colonial farmhouse with a sweet and snuggly Bernese Mountain Dog named Maggie and a cranky little kitty named Zoe. With over twenty years of experience and a continued education in painting and ceramics, Julie is now excited to encourage other artists of all ages to come imagine and inspire alongside of her in a space that has been established to foster bonds through community and creativity.