Monday, 23 December 2013

Harey Christmas from the Boys and me

So this is my last post for the year as I have knitting to do for that last minute pressie. Thank you for your support throughout the year read, liking, retweeting, sharing, comments, customers and much more. Its been a bit of a rollercoaster of a ride but I think the hares have it! 

Cuthbert, Hamish, Teasel or as he's now renamed Parsley O'Hare are off to their forever homes for Christmas. Mortimer, Colin, Isaac and Fritz are keeping Archie and Duncan the stags company over the Christmas period.

So the boys and I are here to wish you a very Harey Christmas 



and a harey New Year =:-)




See you on the on other side and have a safe, fun and festive season.

Friday, 20 December 2013

New hares for the last chance saloon before Christmas


Teasel


So today we are opening the mill for two days for an impromptu sale or as they call it these day a Pop Up Mill Shop. 

We will be open at 
Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford 
this Friday and Saturday
10am-4pm.   

So as I have sold a few drawings lately I have been drawing tonight avoiding my stupidly complicated christmas cards that I am making....

The three above are A4 in size on watercolour paper usung pen, ink and watercolours.  £65 each

and below these are smaller 125x180mm at £30 each





amd last but not least 155x155mm £30

 and names are needed too!
 


Sunday, 15 December 2013

new work and Pop Up Mill Shops

Well it's been a mammoth round of workshops, fairs, open studios, and pop up stalls. And just when I think its all over we are having a 
Mill Pop Up Shop this Friday and Saturday at 
Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6JH. 
10am - 4pm 20th-21st Dec


My idea so I am not complaining I just think people may appreciate a few days of stress and crowd free shopping with free parking and maybe a smile too. We are devising a trail through the park and from the town to follow the presents to find the mill.


There may be a few new pieces from me too. I used the time at the Pop Up stalls at the Platform Gallery to experiment. So I kind of had fun making Archie and fast drying and firing him to be ready for our last day on Saturday.






His friend Duncan is still in the kiln so hopefully he will be out in time for the new Pop Up Mill Shop on Friday :-)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New Venue for Workshops in Burnley for 2014

 

New workshops in Burnley in the New Year with Julie Miles

Playing with Porcelain 
 
25th Jan or 22nd February 2014
10.30am - 3.00pm

Come and learn how to create tea light holders in this introduction to a beautiful clay.

During the day you will be working with porcelain, learning techniques on
how to handle this material, forming and joining, impressing and incising using textures to exploit its beautiful translucent qualities.

By the end of the session you will have created your own tea light holder.

All you will need for the day is an apron, textures you would like to use (though a selection some will be provided) and enthusiam.

Price £48 includes materials and firing. Suitable for all levels. Work will be delivered back to BYT withing 2 weeks of each workshop to be picked up.
max. 12 participant minimum age 16.

Booking for all workshops by email info@juliemiles.co.uk
or 07971 522997

Venue will be at Burnley Arts Centre the Home of Burnley Youth Theatre,
Queen's Park Rd, Burnley, BB10 3LB

Full Payment can be made by Bacs, Credit Card or Cash to confirm places contact
Julie Miles
Unit 9, Higherford Mill
Gisburn Road
Barrowford
Lancashire
BB9 6JH




New for 2014
Drawing for the Terrified
15th February 2014
10.30am – 3.00pm


Come and have a go at some experiemental drawing techniques to help you overcome you fear of putting pencil to paper.

We will explore drawing using charcoal to loosen up inhibitions and expectations of what can be produced. Using an array of techniques that you may not have used before to build confidence in your own ability to create your own drawing.

Price £35 including all materials. Suitable for all levels.
max. 12 participant minimum age 16.

Booking for all workshops by email info@juliemiles.co.uk
or 07971 522997

Venue will be at Burnley Arts Centre the Home of Burnley Youth Theatre,
Queen's Park Rd, Burnley, BB10 3LB

Full payment can be made by Bacs, Credit Card or Cash to confirm places contact
Julie Miles
Unit 9, Higherford Mill
Gisburn Road
Barrowford
Lancashire
BB9 6JH


Link to the venue below:



Monday, 9 December 2013

Winter Pop Up stalls Platform Gallery Clitheroe

So this week from Monday I am exhibiting at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe with fellow Higherford Mill artist Anita Burrows, Mangle Print Workshop textile artist Priscilla Jones and a duo called Cute N Crafti from Clitheroe. 

We are displaying our wares till teatime on Saturday everyday 9am-5pm with a bit of demonstrating too. Come and say hello to the boys Hugo, Harvey, Hamish, Mortimer and Cuthbert.  








































It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well our annual Christmas Open Studios was this weekend. Some pics here......



Redwood Designs
Helen Oxley
Phil Jones

Ermmm.....
Joejoe Hesketh
Angie Da Silva
Cerise Ward
Daniel Bridge
Redwood
More Mosaics
Simon Clarke


ALW


Beverley Humphrey

Mangle Print Workshop

Me :-)
Vintage fabric snakes

front room frogs by joejoe Hesketh

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 late...