Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Autumn Updates

Well it's been a little bit hectic here lately.

I am currently working on 'A Stirring Tale' with the 
National Crafts Officer for the WI Claire Spender
dipping spoons in porcelain for an exhibition
at Salisbury Museum next year.

Knitted spoons

knitted and sewn spoons

working on a number of commissions some I can't show you yet
but this one has been delivered to a very pleased customer

cat urn in stoneware and porcelain slip

running a couple of workshops
the next one Porcelain Christmas Decorations is on
3rd Dec booking details are here - Book now

mini hare workshops
mini hare workshop
 making sample dragons for a Myths and Legends workshop this January with Y3 


and off to a weekend fair at Lytham Hall with Hopeful & Glorious


but in the middle of all that running about.....
today I am looking after our new family member Shannon! 



She is a rescue from the RSPCA East Lancashire branch. Her mum is a cruelty case which was just concluded with the previous owner getting a prison sentence. She was rescued with her 9 wk old pups, Shannon and Tommy her brother who were looked after at Althams RSPCA.
My Mum & Dad went to look for a small, quiet, house trained little dog but Shannon was off out for a walk with one of the staff when they arrived and they just took one look at her big brown doleful eyes and promptly fell in love! 
Shes a lurcher cross with a bull terrier we were told but since some people have mentioned she looks like a border collie. She is very loving and likes a cuddle but still needs house training and can be spooked by anything and everything having spent all of her life in kennels.  

So as much as we love and miss Charlie and no one can replace our special boy we are blessed with the character that is Shannon the lurcher! 

counter surfing


She is absolutely beautiful wish us luck!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Christmas Decorations Workshop 3rd December 2016

I have 3 places left for the last workshop of the year here at Higherford Mill


Come and have a play in porcelain. This short workshop you will learn how to roll out the clay and impression and incised techniques to create your own Christmas decorations, tea lights or gift tags etc. The world is your oyster!

2 hours 2-4pm December 3rd
at Higherford Mill.
Bring an apron and your imagination :-)
£35 each
ages: 16 +
max places 6





Higherford Mill,  Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Lancashire, BB9 6JH
 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Christmas Markets

So I will be at the fabulous Lytham Hall 
with Hopeful & Glorious this November 19th -20th 
with Wendy Clark Jewellery too.






As Christmas approaches, our Hopeful & Glorious Winter Art Fair at Lytham Hall guarantees to delight and surprise. Over 30 amazing artists, designers, makers and local producers will be showing the best of British craft at the Fylde coast’s Georgian gem, Lytham Hall. A stunning selection of art and craft will be shown both indoors and outdoors with a range of things to see, do and buy each day.

Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham FY8 4JX

And on the 4th December I will be at the 

Christmas Market at 
BMW Lloyds in Colne from 11am-4pm 


 

Changed workshop dates Nov 2016


I have had to change the date of the mini hare workshop and I have a couple of spaces left on the last two workshops of the year.
Saturday 12th November 2-4pm
Mini hare Workshop in stoneware
Learn to create your own hare or creature in clay in this two hour workshop. 
£35 per person 




Saturday 3rd December 2-4pm
Porcelain Christmas decorations
Make your own present labels, present tags, tree hangings and much more. Learn how to roll out porcelain, decorate with impressed textures and underglaze colours to create your own personalised decorations. 
£35 per person
email me on info@juliemiles.co.uk for more info and booking 

In Pictures- my work on display for my 15th anniversary exhibition till June 10th 2017

 A selections of pictures from the mill this week, all work is for sale too. ...