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.

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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

  • 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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