My pieces are primarily wheel-thrown, then altered, carved, or slip-covered in the leather-hard stage. I craft each form with patience and care, a process that allows creativity and playfulness to emerge naturally. 

I typically make functional pieces, because I love to see my work incorporated into the everyday lives of those around me. And we potters tend to think food tastes better when eaten from a handmade vessel!

Mugs, bowls, and plates are food-safe (obviously!), as well as dishwasher- and microwave-safe unless noted otherwise in the product description.

Vases are glazed inside, so can safely hold water; however, pieces with unglazed exteriors should be spot cleaned with a damp cloth. (This is noted in the product description when applicable.)

Please note that, even if sold in multiple quantities, there will always be subtle variations between handmade items. (And that's a good thing!)

I work out of La Mano Pottery, a shared studio in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Stop by if you're local--we have a wonderful gallery featuring the art of La Mano's studio potters and representing an impressive range of styles!

I also teach wheel courses at Mud Matters in Hell's Kitchen. If you're looking to try your hand at throwing, check out the class schedules at both La Mano Pottery and Mud Matters. (Spoiler: I teach Saturday mornings at Mud Matters, and often bring snacks!)

Please feel free to contact me if I can answer any questions! Use the contact form, or email me directly at jamondro@gmail.com

And, of course, follow me on Instagram @juliemondro if you wish!


If you are local to NYC, I encourage you to contact me directly instead of purchasing on the site, as I'd love to arrange local pickup or dropoff instead of charging shipping fees.

Shipping prices shown are for FedEx Home Delivery (Ground) to the contiguous U.S. Typical delivery time is 1-5 business days, and FedEx cannot deliver to P.O. boxes. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions prior to placing an order!


All sales are final; I do not accept returns. However, if you are in any way unsatisfied with your purchase, please reach out to me and I will do whatever I can to address your concerns.