Decorated Surfaces in Porcelain with Julie Wiggins
May 26-29, 2016
Workshop Description: In this 4 day workshop we will make a combination of wheel thrown and hand built forms in porcelain. Using the wheel as a tool we will make molds to be bisque fired. A variety of utilitarian forms will be explored from cups to serving pieces. We will discuss finding your voice in your work along with drawing exercises to build your surface decoration. Slip inlay and carving will be explored for surface design. We will also go over studio practices, building and audience and using social media to market your work.
Basic wheel and hand building skills required.
Bio: Julie Wiggins is a full time studio potter living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 with a BFA in Ceramics. In 2005, she received an honorary degree from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China, where she focused her studies on traditional Eastern techniques. Her work has been shown in galleries across the country, including AKAR Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Crimson Laurel Gallery, and Lark & Key. Julie’s work has been featured at the American Craft Council and is part of the permanent collection at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, as well as several national conferences and exhibitions, including NCECA. Julie has over a decade of experience as an educator and will be one of the presenters at the Functional Ceramics Workshop in 2016.