Thursday, July 09, 2009

Julie Wiggins Potter

Julie is part of our Circle of Eight Pottery Show and Sale. I love her delicate designs and her finely modeled porcelain pieces. My favorite is the Gate Vase.

Julie talks about her work “I am fascinated with creating objects that stimulate the sense of touch with focus on utility and form.

I seek for the fire and the atmosphere in the kiln to react to my surfaces leaving layers of information and mystery on the pots. I work with high fired porcelain and stoneware, manipulating and altering components of wheel and hand-built techniques. I am inspired by histories of environmental and architectural settings along with the repetition and gestural quality of a line.

I intend for the user to find evidence of my processes of working the clay in my wares and for everyday use.

Julie Wiggins Biography

Julie is a ceramic artist based in Charlotte, NC. Her pots are intended for everyday use that dictates a function throughout cultures and time.

Julie was born in Jacksonville, NC and attended East Carolina University where she earned a BFA in Ceramics. She received an honorary degree while abroad at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China where she focused on traditional techniques. Her studies also include a spring concentration at Penland School of Crafts and various workshops with Linda Christianson, Suze Lindsay, Gu-Mei Chin and Terry Gess. Currently, Julie is the studio manager and artist at Clayworks, Inc in Charlotte, NC. She is very active in the ceramics community teaching classes to adults and children participating in various symposiums and conferences and exhibiting her work around the country.

Working with high-fired porcelain in a gas fired reduction kiln. Julie manipulates and alters components of wheel thrown and hand-built techniques. Her drawings are a reflection of her memories, travels and loves of life.
History and tradition play an important role in her work. Inspiration comes from environmental and architectural settings along with the repetition and gestural quality of a line.
The opportunity to study abroad enhanced her creativity as a ceramic artist and continues to push her work in new directions that combine Eastern and Western influences.
See more pieces from Julie on our website by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:19 AM

    i was googling my maiden name out of curiousity and I discovered pictures of your work. Wow. it is amazing. I love it.
    Julie (Wiggins) Shuttleworth