Please excuse our appearance at this time. Our Wordpress site was hacked, and we are reverting to our old site whilst we effect repairs.  We are now open for business at our new location in New Mexico and Julia is back at the wheel. The new Kiln is a dream and allows her to fire larger pots or more items at the same time.   Thanks for your patience and understanding, see you soon! 

Julia and Dino


(505) 652-1033 (We are on Mountain Time)

Our Roman Amphorae are featured on  NBC's 30 Rock on January 14th, 2010, Episode # 409, "Claus and Greta"  as well as in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief  (in the scene "Camp Half Blood").    

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* Specializing In Historical Ancient Pottery Reproduction, Fine Art and

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Each piece is individually hand crafted from start to finish with great love and attention to detail right here in our New Hampshire USA studio, and is an original work of art. The Venetian Cat Studio is an interactive company where customers submit ideas for most of what we sell.  

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Roman Garb 2003.In the Studio 2004.Venetian Italian Garb 2007.In the Studio 2009..Botticelli Hairdo 2011.

About the Artist:

Hello, my name is Julia Passamonti-Colamartino. Thank you for dropping by and welcome to my website, which I like to call "The Royal House of Cat".

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I am a full time artist and healer.  Each piece that I create is very special, because it is imbued with sacred healing energy.  To me, creating art is a sacred process in that Source Energy is channeled through my body, expressing itself through my hands and into my work.  I often enter into a theta state as I create, and am unaware of the many hours that pass as I make each piece.  (For more on this, I invite you to read one of my favorite and I think best books ever written on the power of the subconscious mind, "The Genie Within" by Harry W. Carpenter.)

I was born an artist and have been an ancient history buff all my life, having started out as an oil portrait artist working in the style of the old Italian and Dutch Renaissance Masters. But I also love the malleability and timelessness of clay just as much, and have found a way to combine both my joy of painting and my love of ancient history by reproducing ancient vessels as well as doing portraits and fantasy oil paintings in the old style.

The Venetian Cat Studio began in 2004 with a gift of patronage from my mother, Camille Passamonti, who is a talented portrait artist and also a lover of ancient history.

My passion for things ancient began as a child upon seeing the movie Ben Hur, and later during a visit to Italy , the Colosseum in Rome , where I felt myself transported to a time when gladiators fought in the arena. Also, I was particularly drawn to the Greek and Roman pottery in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where my mother frequently brought me, because the ancient works felt very familiar.

I have worked in oils and clay ever since I first saw pottery being decorated in Italy when I was nine, and it has taken me over to thirty years to understand how Italian painting, Italian pottery (maiolica) and ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman pottery were produced; however,  I am learning new things all the time through the information and feedback that I get from my wonderful customers.

I enjoy painting as much as throwing pots, and it gives me an infinite blank canvas upon which to create. I'm not only an artist as is known today, but as one of times long past. I combine ancient techniques along with today's wonderful modern technology to create my work. I currently hold a Bachelorís degree in Fine Arts, an Associateís Degree in Graphic Design and have completed a 2 year course of study in herbology.

My NEW studio will be is in Las Vegas New Mexico, where I get to play with clay and paints and reside with my loving husband, plants and herbs and 2 cats.

A portion of all our proceeds are donated to Animal Rescue and Alternative Cancer Treatment

Garb above from China and vest "uudj" from Mongolia... (Click to enlarge)

uudj and other handmade Mongolian garments available from:


Photo above taken by Roger Galuska,Rock Garden Pottery


Once I learned to herd cats, I realized that ANYTHING is possible!


Feeding OUR Herd of 6 Cats in 2006 (now down to 3)

Front to back: Rusty, Boots (gone to a new home), Luna,  Onyx,(RIP) Rat Cat (RIP), Rocky

Dare to Dream!


For more on how I made this DREAM COME TRUE

(no hype either, this book and course totally changed my life)

Please click here 

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December 2010

Our Mission:
"The passion to express sacredness and produce excellence through art."

Julia Passamonti-Colamartino
(505) 652-1033


Special thanks to my mother, Camille Passamonti, for helping me to fulfill this dream...

"There are no happier people on this planet than those who decide that they want something, define what they want, get hold of the feeling of it even before its manifestation, and then joyously watch the unfolding, as piece by piece, by piece it begins to unfold.

That's the feeling of your hands in the clay."

Quote from Abraham-Hicks Excerpted from a workshop in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, August 18th, 2001

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