Friday, 11 May 2012

Helen Oxleys' Skin at the ACE Centre

So this week sees the start of Helen Oxleys Skin exhibition at the ACE Centre in Nelson. Helen is one of the artists at Higherford Mill displaying her brand new work for the first time in Lancashire.

"My work is primarily concerned with the creative process...the making of the piece becomes just as important as the final product. By pouring and pushing the paint through a tilted surface and letting gravity spread the liquid I aim to challenge the viewer to consider what painting is."

There was a good turn out and a meal afterwards so a good opening night had by all.

So a week after the open studios I am still recovering. It's been a busy week and there's more to come this week so I was glad of a day off on Monday with Stephen who worked the teas and coffees at the weekend bless him. So ice cream and candy floss was called for....

Even if it was a tad bit cold. 

This weekend is open studios again but I won't be there so I tidied up and made a display with my lovely new shelves found at GB Antiques or 'The Shed Of Joy'
As Dylans' mum calls it. We met and foraged for displays for me and Gwens' jewellery as the next Nostalgia meets Design is not far away,
the 26th of May to be exact! 

Monday, 7 May 2012

Open Studios with Guests

The weekend at the mill went well with homemade cakes lots of art and visitors too. The guest artists Katy O'Neil and Dan Bridge made a lovely show amongst the resident artist at the mill and it was lovely to see their relatives and friends all supporting the weekends event.

Katy O'Neil

Daniel Bridge

Daniel Bridge

Julie Miles

Roger Hesketh

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Open studios

So National Craft and Design Month is upon us and this weekend 
is my open studios. 

The mill is normally open the second Sunday in the month 
to coincide with the farmers market at the 
Heritage Centre in Barrowford but I don't always open. 

This weekend I will be and there will be a few of us 
plus guests Katy O'Neil and Daniel Bridge. 

julie miles
opening times 11am - 4 pm

Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barowford, BB9 6JH

Daniel Bridge
 Tea and homemade cakes available in our little tea room.

Katy O'Neil

Julie Miles

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...