Friday, 25 May 2018

'Ne'er cast a clout' discount code 15% off Summer Madness

Hellloooo 

I am a bit neglectful aren't I but to make up for it there is a 15% discount
on products in my shop on my website 


so go take a look and maybe treat yourself. There are a few pieces sold already so I am making frantically as there's only 1 wren brooch left so be quick if your fancy treating yourself or getting early presents etc for your loved ones. You enter the code at the checkout and there's a reminder so don't worry if you forget.

Discount is only till midnight on the 1st of June though so you have a week of spending madness :-)

and I think if I have don't this right there should be a notification about how Blogger looks after your information if you follow me here. I have no clue about GPDR to be quite frank but any emails I keep are on Mailchimp on their secure servers and I have always asked permission to have them to send out information. If you don't want to carry on receiving info from me then please press unsubscribe when directed via the emails to be send out soon. 
There I hope that's covered it. Thanks.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

VW campervan brooches online now

Oh to summer days at the beach well we can dream as i look our at a drizzly April day these new badges/brooches are on my website now follow link for details below 





Tuesday, 17 April 2018

new work klaxon

hello 

sorry its been a while

I have been busy well and a bit ill but that's the norm these day with my psoriatic arthritis 

Anyway I digress 

New work new work new work ooh it's exciting isn't it.  Well it is for me I have been playing with smaller works and well they are now on my website too. 


 Hares , wrens and feather and egg porcelain pieces are all in there I would show you the camper vans but the images are upside down when i up load them! grrrr 













Sunday, 21 January 2018

Studio Sale

So I am in the process of trying to find my desk so I am having a studio sale this coming week.
All Welcome



Studio Sale
with
Julie Miles Ceramics

& Redcurrant Glass



with up to
50% OFF REDUCTIONS
Open 25th Jan – 4th Feb
10am – 4pm daily

Preview with tea & cake Wed 24th Jan 6-8pm

Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6JH
free parking behind the Malt Kiln off Gisburn Road.













Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Happy New Year




Well I can't believe I have neglected my blog for so long I do apologise. I'd say it was fraught after a number of weeks off after dropping a plinth (yes again) on my foot this time really badly and the hospital could not believe it wasn't broken they even took another xray as the guy said I made such a good effort it deserved it! Anyway lets start as we mean to go on and sort out some workshops then we may just be looking at a studio sale up to 50% off some pieces so I can clear out some work to have space to create more. 

Back to workshops 






January 20th, Feb 17th
Moon gazing hares in stoneware
2-4.30pm
Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own mini hare. In this workshop you will learn basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration.
£45
Price includes materials and firing



March 17th, August 18th 
Full day Workshop
Mill mice in stoneware
10am - 4.30pm
Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own mill mouse in this one day workshop. You will learn basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration, creating characterful mice in the day.
£95 
Price includes materials and firing, refreshments and lunch of homemade soup and bread. Please state any dietary requirements when booking.
 

April 21st May 19th
Porcelain Tiles
2-4.30pm
Tiles impressed natural objects in porcelain using natural material such as grasses, flowers and leaves.
You will create a set of four tiles that can be used as coasters or wall plaques, door numbers etc using colour and oxide to bring them to life.
£45
Price includes materials and firing



Sat July 21st or Sun 22nd
Birds hand built in stoneware
2-4.30pm
Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own bluetit or robin. In this workshop you will learn to make thumb pots and use basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration.
£45
Price includes materials and firing




Sat Sept 15th  or  Sun Sept 16th
Porcelain tea light holders
2-4.30pm
Create your own tea light holders using slab building techniques with porcelain. In this half day workshop you will learn techniques on how to handle the material, forming and joining, impressing and incising using textures to exploit its beautiful translucent qualities.
£45
Price includes materials and firing

Oct 20th
Pumpkin lanterns in stoneware
2-4.30pm
Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own pumpkin lanterns. In this workshop you will learn basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration. To use with tea lights
£45
Price includes materials and firing




Sat Nov 17th or Sun 18th
Christmas decorations in porcelain
2-4.30pm
Learn how to roll out porcelain to 2mm thick, how to handle the material, impressing and incising techniques using textures to exploit its beautiful translucent qualities.
£45
Price includes materials and firing

Booking can be done via my website


If dates do not suit I can arrange a workshop if you have at least 4 participants and I can also travel if the spaces is suitable for workshops.

A six week workshop programme of evening classes in handbuilding and decorating techniques can be arranged with 4+ participants from £105 per person





All workshops are held in the workshop room at Higherford Mill
Bring an apron, enthusiasm and you will be able to achieve with step by step tuition some amazing creations. Go on have a go and get creative. Refreshments offered on arrival whilst going through housekeeping & health & safety for each workshop.
Maximum 6 per workshop age 16 +
All abilities catered for.


all at Higherford Mill 
Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Lancashire BB9 6JH
(if you use a sat nav carry on for 50 yrds more and we are on your left towards Blacko).
Car parking is passed the mill towards Blacko behind the Malt Kiln,
first right passed the Old Bridge Inn along a cobbled driveway. 


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Monday, 14 August 2017

Pet portrait commissions




So I have launched a pet portrait strand to the business with the first few coming through Facebook and Instagram. Here's the latest efforts to capture Molly the Springer for a lovely lady I have worked for previously.








So I work from photographs to create, with your help, your pet I have mainly having a go at dog as I am a little obsessed and will always speak to them when passing and not always the owner oops.


new leaflets

I ask for a deposit of £75 via paypal or bacs and I will keep you updated closely via email with updates of progress so you can change and alter things together. It will not be a photographic likeness but hopefully capture their spirit and am not opposed to props including crowns, tiaras for divas or whatever you feel will reflect their personalities.
We start price wise with £225 for approx 12cms high, in clay, upwards.
Timescales are usually 4-6weeks depending on the time of year as Christmas I would need a bit longer. 

There will be a delivery cost if the piece can not be picked up or delivered by hand locally.
All works can be couriered with costs paid by the commissioner. 

All we need are a number of photographs emailed to info@juliemiles.co.uk and I will confirm timescales and request deposit by return email. 

I think that's it I will probably edit and correct things as we go a long but at least it's out there and I can get started on two lovely dogs and a rhino!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Summer catch up and our trip to Countryfile Live

Well that was an adventure after our lovely joint exhibition for my 15 year anniversary at Higherford Mill it was full steam ahead for my attendance at Countryfile Live in the Craft Heroes section. 

Lots of lovely newer than new work has been developed so I could explore more bird sculptures and launch my pet portraits made to commission too. 

New stand was developed also with the birch tree from my dads driveway. 








So all set up with walls as the stand walls were grey tweed fabric and I thought the work may of disappeared into it. We used wall paper to cover the gaps and maybe that would of been an easier option but MDF was actually cheaper.


I took a mix of work from porcelain vases to the animal heads and bird sculptures, both wall mounted and individuals on their own plinths. I was pleased with the actual over all display and my new shelving made with birch branches I absolutely adore.



 The show was a mix of country show, food festival and educational things to do. I am not sure the craft side of the Shopping Village worked to be honest. There was a craft in action tent which we were nowhere near us at Craft Heroes which seemed a bit disjointed in that respect. And to be completely honest I am disappointed I didn't make a profit or break even which is a shame as I enjoyed spending time with fellow makers there everyone was really lovely but the majority were in the same boat. There was a mix of customers some picky at details but most were really complimentary, we won't mention #Eargate or #Whiskergate poor Jeff.


 New blackbirds

Alan the bluetit was a bit bored so he went on an adventure around the park and was then kidnapped by a visitor and had a whale of a time visiting different stands and attending the grand theatre to watch the celebrity presenters talk about their experiences filming the programme. 















 new shelving with new song thrushes



Woody the woodpecker was greatly admired but didn't find a forever home so he has come back to Lancashire to be put on the website. Someone mentioned that if he knew the colours wouldn't fade he would buy him for the conservatory but didn't stay to listen to the fact he has already been fired to 1280 degrees centigrade and would definitely not fade in the full sun of a conservatory. 

Hey ho onwards and upwards. I will be a bit quiet for a bit recovering and maybe uploading to the website shop. I maybe a while.







Tuesday, 6 June 2017

In Pictures- my work on display for my 15th anniversary exhibition till June 10th 2017


 A selections of pictures from the mill this week, all work is for sale too.

























On display till the end of the week at my studios for my 15th year anniversary exhibition 
with Anita Burrows Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6JH

'Ne'er cast a clout' discount code 15% off Summer Madness

Hellloooo  I am a bit neglectful aren't I but to make up for it there is a 15% discount on products in my shop on my website  ...