About Us

A Bit Off Center is made up of two friends who collaborate to make functional ceramics.  Both Julie Rogers and Rae Brown began wheel throwing as a hobby.  After working at community studios for several years, we each bought wheels and kilns and set up studios in our homes.  We pursue individual interests, develop pots together, and rely on each other to give honest and fair critiques. We approach our work from an analytical perspective with attentiveness to details. Together we make better pots than we could alone and have a lot more fun.

We create wheel thrown and altered functional pottery from mid-range stoneware and fire it in an electric kiln.


julieJulie is a retired school administrator and nurse practitioner and has been throwing since 2004.  She strives to make functional pieces that are elegant and feminine.  She wants her pots to be lightweight and well balanced.


 raeRae is a geologist and has been throwing since 2003.  She endeavors to make functional pots that help elevate daily activities to moments of mindfulness.  Multiples are her passion because they allow her freedom to explore variation.