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

Friday, 24 May 2019

New in my Etsy shop

I am currently uploading work into my Etsy shop as my laptop has died after water damage and I can't access the back end of my website easily.
I can dispatch orders etc don't worry
but adding new products is seeming a bit more fiddly via my iPad.
This will be rectified very soon *crosses fingers

So with that in mind I am adding dog heads to Etsy and seeing how they are received.
Unfortunately I can't wrap hares securely enough that they can post as it is heart breaking
to receive a broken parcel so will try and find a better way to package those and hopefully
unloading more hares soon.
But dogs on the other hand are far more sturdy and will expect a bonio on their arrival!


Monday, 25 March 2019

Sharks, whales and other fishes

So I have a few new pieces based on Sea life uploaded into my etsy shop. My laptop is still a bit dead so I am using etsy till I can get a new updated one to replace it and update and upgrade my webshop. 

So if there's any spelling forgive me I am on my ipad. Was looking at how to improve them last night whilst watching Blue Planet Live.

Watch this space or if you have any other suggestions let me know. Next on the list is a Mako and an octopus but will have to do some more research on that one.

link to shop

This is a pod of 5 humpbacks DM for more info scared of posting that one,

link to shop

link to shop

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Studio Sale starting Saturday 26th Jan 2019

Gosh is it 2019 already eek. 

I have been neglectful haven't I well lots have happened
and shows were had so I'll recap soon 
but my annual Studio Sale will be happening over the next 2 weeks
to shift old stock, prototypes and work that may just not of worked
so I get some space  back to play with whales and other new ideas
that I have swimming around my already crowded head!

So we are open I say we Karen Redmayne of Redcurrant Glass is having a sale too. 

Northern Fire 

26th January - 10th February 
Higherford Mill 
 Gisburn Road
Barrowford BB9 6JH

10am-4pm daily 

Come See

Monday, 6 August 2018

Summer Sale 20% off my website

Due to not doing a big show this summer I have added a 20% discount code to my website shop on all ceramic work when you enter the code at the checkout

There is a load of new works being catalogued daily so I can make space for new stuff as I will be ar Staithes Art Festival on the 8th/9th Sept 

Monday, 28 May 2018

Cow Parsley

Well yesterday I had a lovely day off! I know I am getting good at them aren't I well a trip to see the newly opened Giuseppe Penone who I wrote about in my dissertation nigh on 20 odd years ago it was good to see his work in the flesh all together in this rather fabulous exhibition.

 Anyway on the way I got a message from a lovely lady called Linda who had written a blog all about Cow Parsley and gifts you could treat yourself to or others to and she had features some of my work so this morning I sat down to have a look. 

It is a rather splendid blog with lots of fabulous pictures of artists and crafts people work about featuring cow parsley and other things too. 

Please do go and have a look and it includes my lovely cow parsley vases from my etsy shop. 

Thanks Linda what a lovely thing to do 

Friday, 25 May 2018

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


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 

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