Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Fence Gate, Artisan Market in Burnley and other adventures

Sorry I feel I have neglected you a bit lately it's been a whirlwind of commissions and getting things ready for the first Burnley Artisan Market too.

Firstly I was contacted for a commission for a hare for a feature fireplace about a month ago. The commission was for a more quirky, more characterful hare to be a centrepiece for a local pub/restaurant the Fence Gate Inn. 

I played and tweaked, made a variety of hats, mustaches and the like and finally delivered Fitz. I think I nailed it........ I was going for a 
Terry Thomas style.

The Fence Gate Inn 

The first image and the one below was of a picture I was also commissioned to do for the same place as he asked what I was like at drawing dogs.....

So all safely delivered and up on the walls phew. Back to organising the Artisan Market for Burnely Arts Centre. But within 4 days of the market we were told we were contravening the ancient market charter of 1210AD......

We were allowed to have our first one on Sunday which I felt was a success. It was busy and the exhibitors stalls looked amazing. From cupcakes to chutneys, cheese to fabulous art and crafts. See below for the amazing array of talent on display.

We are working on how we get around the Charter and also working with the council to make sure we are doing it right so May will be postponed and hopefully we will be back in June crossing everything.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Playing with Porcelain and Stitch one day fired results from the workshop.....

Wow wow wow I am loving the results from the workshop.
These are a taste of the 3D pieces.
There are a lot more pieces that have been made to incorporate into embroidered work and hopefully I will get photos to show you all when the students from the day have used them in their own work. 

A good number of them are teachers who will be taking the skills learnt back into the class room but I think you will agree they are quite stunning results. Or maybe that is just me :-)

The next workshops will be in September but please feel free to email me info@juliemiles.co.uk for further dates and details

Saturday, 5 April 2014

first shows of the year

So it's been a little busy of late as I have been working towards a few shows. New work too..... the first signs of Summer, hopefully the swallows will be back in the next few weeks.

Today was Padiham Art Market in the Town Hall.

And Thursday we rehung the work at the Cross Gaits Inn, Blacko with new work :-)

Next Sunday is the Artisan Market at Burnley Arts Centre the home of Burnley Youth Theatre which I am helping organise. We were on the radio this week advertising the show and promoting the wealth of creativity to be found in Pennine Lancashire.

And a website rebuild and also a commission or two.... phew I think an early night may be in order!

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...