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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.

2/7/2011 - Julie Wiggins works in her studio behind her Charlotte home. She throws on a treadle wheel and uses an inlay technique where the image is cut into the surface and a dark glaze is brushed into the cut. When the piece is fired, a fine line results that resembles an inlay. JEFF WILLHELM - jwillhelm@charlotteobserver.com

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.

2016 4-Day Workshops - Session 2: Julie Wiggins

Materials fees assessed at time of workshop.


Riverside Housing is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Rooms are furnished with 4 XL-twin bunk beds (quad rooms) or with one queen bed (private rooms). There are 7 quads and 2 private rooms in the lodge. If reserving a bed in a quad room, please consider your ability to access the top bunk - or to convince you roomies to allow you to use a lower bed. If you have questions about accommodations, please call; 252 796 2787.