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Julie Wiggins

Julie Wiggins

Julie Wiggins’ techniques include an inlay surface design and black slip for imagery inspired by histories of environmental and architectural settings. Working with high-fired porcelain in a gas fired reduction kiln, she manipulates and alters components of wheel thrown and hand-built techniques. Her contemporary functional work, studied in its flowing use of form and line, is created in a porcelain clay body glazed in translucent grey, green and blue celadons.

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Julie Wiggins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Plate  at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Platter at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Porcelain Dogwood Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Porcelain Teapot at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Porcelain Wire Jar at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Porcelain Bird patterned mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Porcelain Bird patterned bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Bamboo Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Dogwood Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Sparrow Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Poppy Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Low Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Low Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Low Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Noodle Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Noodle Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Flower Block at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Creamer at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Serving Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Serving Platter at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Serving Dish at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Teabowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Teabowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Teapot at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Lotus Jar at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Dinner Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Lunch Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Petit Four Tray at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Lidded Jar at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Lidded Jar at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Teabowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Teabowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Serving Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Flower Block at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins Plate  at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Wiggins at MudFire

Gallery group show Fur and Feathers, April 2013
Gallery group show Damn Right I Got the Blues, June 2011
Gallery group show Porcelain, August 2010
Gallery group show Put A Lid On It, May 2007, First place, Curators Choice Award, Juried Artist category

 

Julie Wiggins Artist Bio

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 a full time studio potter 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.

 

Julie Wiggins Artist Statement

I enjoy the process of creating objects that stimulate the sense of touch with focus on utility and form. My work consists of a variety of steps from using a treadle wheel to molds, and finishing the pots with drawings, glazing and firing. I use a porcelain clay body and fire in a cone 10 reduction atmosphere. My surfaces include a hand drawn inlay and black slip for my imagery. The glazes are a combination of blue, green and amber celadons. My work is inspired by histories of environmental and architectural settings along with the repetition and quality of a line. The ceramic work I create is intended to be used in an everyday setting or for traditional use in the home.

My recent body of work is a reflection of my studies and travels. Connecting history and contemporary influences has led my work to reflect traditional forms and cultural designs. My studies and travels have resulted in an honorary degree from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China, as well as trips through Europe, Mexico and Morocco. These experiences have helped forge my creativity and continue to push my work into new directions that combine Eastern and Western influences.



Julie Wiggins Artist Resume

Education:
2001, BFA Ceramics, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Post Collegiate Study:
2005, Honorary Degree, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
2005, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Linda Christianson Workshop, Gatlinburg, TN
2004, 2008, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Utilitarian IV: Celebrate the Object, Gatlinburg, TN
2003, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Val Cushing Workshop, Rocky Mount, NC
2003, Licensure-Art (K-12), State of NC Performance Based
2001, Penland School of Crafts, Clay Concentration, Suze Lindsay, Linda McFarling, Terry Gess, Jack Troy, Penland, NC
2000, East Carolina University, Art History Study Abroad: Spain and Morocco
1999, Peters Valley Education Craft Center, Lynn Munns Workshop, Peters Valley, NJ
1997, Penland School of Crafts, Dan Finnegan Workshop, Penland, NC
Work Experience:
2010, Full Time Studio Potter
2006-Present, Clay Instructor, Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Afterschool and Summer Camp, Charlotte, NC
2006-2010, Clayworks, Studio Manager and Studio Artist, Charlotte, NC
2005-2007, Arts Teach, Clay Residency, Park Road Montessori, Charlotte, NC
2005-Present, Clayworks, Inc., Charlotte, NC, Ceramics Instructor
2005-2002, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC Ceramics Instructor, Studio Assistant and Artist
2004-2003, Community School for the Arts, Visual Arts Instructor, Charlotte, NC
2005-2002, Winding Springs Elementary, Art Teacher, Charlotte, NC
2002-2000, Greenville Parks and Recreation Clay Studio, Ceramics Instructor, Studio Assistant
2002-2001, Wellcome Middle School, Art Teacher, Greenville, NC
2000-1999, East Carolina University, Ceramics Work Study Studio Assistant, Greenville, NC
Recent Exhibitions:
2011
100 Teapots V, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Imprints-Impressions-Improvisations, Concord, NC
Boxes, Crimson Laurel, Bakersville, NC
Damn I've got the Blues, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
Patterns, Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC
Teapot Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Alumni ECU, Greenville, NC
White Oak Pottery Sale, Durham, NC
Thrown Together Pottery Sale, Charlotte, NC
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Show, Reston, VA
Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC
2010
Carolina Designer Craftsmen, Raleigh, NC
Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston Salem, NC
Carolina Pottery Festival, Shelby, NC
Made For Each Other, Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby, NC
Thrown Together Sale, Charlotte, NC
Bob Briscoe's Fall Sale, Guest Artist, Harris, MN
Clay Invitational, Statesville Arts Council, Statesville, NC
Table Manners, Lark and Key, Charlotte, NC
North Carolina Clay Invitational, FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
From Within to the Surface, Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro, NC
Porcelain, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC
Chromatic, Lark and Key, Charlotte, NC
Four Approaches to Surface, Pottery 101, Salisbury, NC
Drawn Together, an Exhibition of Suze Lindsay and Julie Wiggins, Lark and Key, Charlotte, NC
New Members Exhibit, Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston Salem, NC
Create, the Art of Fine Craft, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC
Treasures of the Earth, Shelby, NC
2009
Box Show, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Green Hill Winter Show, Greensboro, NC
Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston Salem, NC
Carolina Pottery Festival, Shelby, NC
Circle of Eight Spring and Fall Sale, Charlotte, NC
Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC
Circle of Eight, Carolina Creations, New Bern, NC
Flora, Fauna and Form, Lark and Key, Charlotte, NC
The Art of Craft, Rosedale Historic House, Charlotte, NC
Treasures of the Earth, Shelby, NC
2008
Circle of Eight Spring and Fall Sale, Charlotte, NC
Circle of Eight, Lark and Key, Charlotte, NC
Circle of Eight, Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
Carolina Pottery Festival, Shelby, NC
Songcatcher, Lark and Key, Charlotte, NC
Circle of Eight, Morrison Arts, Charlotte, NC
Art on the Green, Davidson, NC
Treasures of the Earth, Shelby, NC
Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC
2007
Circle of Eight Spring and Fall Sale, Charlotte, NC
Circle of Eight, Wooden Stone, Davidson, NC
Carolina Pottery Festival, Shelby, NC
Art in the Park, Blowing Rock, NC
Circle of Eight, Greenwood Museum, Greenwood, SC
Put a Lid on It, Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Treasures of the Earth, Arts Council, Shelby, NC
Circle of Eight and Their Influences, Mad About Art, NCECA, Louisville, KY
By the Ounce, NCECA, Louisville, KY
2006
Circle of Eight Spring and Fall Sale, Charlotte, NC
The Intimate Cup: Object V, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Circle of Eight, Wooden Stone Gallery, Davidson, NC
Bringing It All Back Home, Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Ceramic Student Show, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
2nd Annual Teapot Extravaganza, Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Mecklenburg Art Educators, Art Institute of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
2004
Charlotte Mecklenburg Art Educators, Wachovia Gallery, Charlotte, NC
35 Years of Clay, ECU, Rocky Mount Arts Council, Rocky Mount, NC
Charlotte Mecklenburg Art Educators, Queens College, Charlotte, NC
2002
Cup: The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
2001
Invitational Contemporary Craft Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
Enclosed, Burroughs Wellcome Gallery, Greenville, NC
ECU Alumni Exhibition, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2000
Schwa Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
Illumina, Mendenhall Student Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
East Carolina Undergraduate Show, Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Ceramics Guild, Vice President, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC