Molds & Mishima: Handbuilding & Decorating with Julie Wiggins

Making your own slump and hump molds is such a great way to be creative in the studio, and it is easier than you might think if you make them out of clay! Julie Wiggins shares two creative mold making techniques, as well as her Mishima surface techniques and glazing process in her video Molds & Mishima: Handbuilding and Decorating Techniques. This video is loaded with practical tips and techniques from making the mold all the way through glazing the piece.

Runtime: Approximately  2 hours

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Chapter 1 – Making a Platter From a Wheel-Thrown Ring Mold
Chapter 2 – Making a Bisque Mold From an Appropriated Form
Chapter 3 – Making a Platter With the Bisque Mold
Chapter 4 – Mishima Decoration
Chapter 5 – Glazing
Bonus – Studio Tour

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Julie Wiggins

About the Artist

Julie Wiggins is a full time studio potter in Charlotte, North Carolina. Julie 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 is also part of the permanent collection at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. To learn more about Julie and see more images of her work, please visit

  • Ellen S.

    Thank you so much! This was great and It helped with some of my issues. Patience grasshopper 😊

  • Steve P.

    Wow i learned so much! You answered so many of my “how did that happen?” questions. Thank you so much!

  • Loved your video. I am learning so much and you have a lot to offer me, a new student of the art. Thanku

  • Linda E.

    I dont know why but your video almost brought me to tears! I love your work and cant wait to try out these techniues and I have a student that will fall in love with this method – I cant wait to show her! Also, if I make to your home town I may just take you up on the invite to visit you at your studio! Thank you for making this video! Blessings from Liberty Hill, TX

  • Denise H.

    Loved watching your process and your results are beautiful. I had a very, pleasant morning watching your video. Really enjoyed your studio too. You are blessed.

  • Felicidad P M.

    Wow, what a wealth of information and inspiration! I will watch this again and again.

  • Mary Lee E.

    Great tour. I love your space. It looks so inviting. It must be a wonderful space to work in. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Barbara C.

    Thank you for your tour, what s beautiful place you have for your pottery, a place for everything and everything in its place, I’d like that, it is great the way you have all at hand, you have done a wonderful job to get it just like you want it congratulations
    cheers Barb I’m from Australia and really enjoy the stories and works on this programme thanks again

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