Julie Bagish's life and art have been steeped in tea for over two decades. Living in Kanazawa, Japan in 1986, she studied flower arrangement, basket making, calligraphy, clay and the arts of chado and kaiseki. Presently, she maintains the "Growling Fish Gallery", her teaching studio, in a fruit orchard located in Silver Lake, in Los Angeles. Working here for 20 years, she creates one of a kind hi-fire, stoneware and porcelain functional and sculptures. Her work is a blend of Japanese tradition with Celtic and Indian motifs reflecting the seasons in her garden.
In 2001, Bagish was invited to demonstrate at the World Festival of Ceramics, in Ichon, Korea, where her work is in the museum's permanent collection. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles at the Japanese National Museum and the Craft and Folk Art Museum.