Sunday, 2 August 2020

Workshops dates for 2020

Julie Miles Ceramics Courses for 2020



So I am launching my new workshops at long last!

So if you fancy having a go, being creative or just getting out the house do drop me an email I will be taking a £50 deposit on courses and £20 deposit on Saturday classes. Classes are restricted to 3 at the moment or 4 if you are a family bubble if that makes sense.


All workshops will be at my studios within our dedicated teaching workshop at Fired Up North Studios on Lomeshaye Business Village, Junction 12 off the M65 we are down the side of Giddy Kippers we also have free parking. Email for availability and booking.


We practice Covid safe working practices with details collected, anti bac stations, screens will be in place and limited numbers until further notice.



6 week Hand building with stoneware course - starting 8th Sept Tuesday evenings 7-9

6 week Playing with Porcelain workshops starting - starting 10th Sept Thursday 7-9pm


Sat  5th Sept     Mini Hare workshop 1-4pm

Sat 19th Sept    Slab built Vessels 1-4pm



Sat 3rd Oct       Porcelain t lights 1-4pm

Sat 17th Oct     Porcelain tiles 1-4pm



Sat 14th Nov Christmas polar bears 1-4pm

Sat 21st Nov Christmas Penguin workshop1-4pm



Sat 5th Dec Porcelain decorations 1-4pm



Quotes from previous workshop participants or workshops run by Julie:

‘Julie brings bags of inspiration to every workshop but she is always ready to support you in exploring your own ideas as well.’

‘Julie is an amazing teacher with huge amounts of patience luckily for me!’

‘Julie manages to share her wide range of skills with plenty of humour thrown in. Her workshops are great for beginners but with her years of technical expertise she has a lot to offer to more experienced potters as well. Julie’s workshops are a fantastic, fun and sociable experience with expert teaching of a range of ceramics skills.’

workshop particiants tiles

Monday, 10 February 2020

Studio Sale 

So I am having my annual studio sale down at my new studios at Lomeshaye Business Village 

Open Thursday - Saturday 11am - 5pm 
Sunday 1-4pm 

I have discounted a number of pieces on my website too 

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Grand Opening of my new Studios 

Well its been a while and a lots has happened since I last wrote.

I have a new blog on my website so I will sporadically update both here and there as I am a bit rubbish at this but the biggest news so far is I have moved studios. 

If you follow my website, fb or Insta you'll know this so after 19yrs 17 of those in my old studio I have moved. From Sept 2019 I moved to Lomeshaye Business Village to a larger space with a dedicated workshop room. 

My new studios are 

Fired Up North Studios
Unit 25 Lomeshaye Business Village
Turner Road, Nelson, BB9 7DR

AND tomorrow is the Grand Opening 


All Welcome 

And if you can make it there is a £5 off any workshops booked on the day 

Porcelain Tiles Workshops
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.
Participants will learn the basic skills involved in creating clay tiles. We will be using a porcelain clay suitable for displaying outdoors once fired. Creating decoration with collected natural materials ie grasses, seed heads, flowers and leaves to create patterns and pictures on the surface. We will introduce a splash of colour using underglaze and oxides to pick up the details on the surfaces once fired.
Maximum 6 per workshop age 16 + duration 2 ½ hrs
Dates for 2019
Prices include materials and firing £45
Thurs 28th November 1pm -3.30pm or 6.30-9pm
Thurs 5th December 1pm -3.30pm or 6.30-9pm

Porcelain tea light holders
Create your own tea light holders using slab building techniques with porcelain.
In this 2 & ½ hr workshop you will learn techniques on how to handle the porcelain, rolling out techniques and forming and joining the porcelain, impressing and incising using textures to exploit its beautiful translucent qualities to create your very own tea light holder. At the end of the workshop you will have created at least one porcelain tea light holder to be fired.
Maximum 6 per workshop age 16 + duration 2 ½ hrs
Dates for 2019
Price includes materials and firing £45
Saturday 23rd November 1pm -3.30pm
Sunday 1st December 1pm -3.30pm
Wednesday 4th Dec 6.30-9pm
Wednesday 11th Dec 6.30-9pm

Christmas decorations in Porcelain
Come and make your own personalised Christmas tags, tree decorations.
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. You can leave your creations white or using underglazes to print or stain the imprints to coordinate your Christmas presents.
Julie is an experienced teacher in ceramics with a degree in Design Craft & an MA in Ceramics. She has taught since graduating in 1998 in various settings from art galleries to a disused quarry, all ages and abilities. Bring an apron, enthusiasm and anything that you would like to use to impress including leaves, fabric, flowers etc 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 + duration 2 ½ hrs
Dates for 2019
Prices include materials and firing £45
Sunday 8th Dec 1.30-4pm

Workshops dates for 2020

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