Tuesday, 6 June 2017

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.

























On display till the end of the week at my studios for my 15th year anniversary exhibition 
with Anita Burrows Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6JH

Friday, 2 June 2017

15 year anniversay tomorrow June 3rd All Welcome

Well its tomorrow ladies and gentlemen so don't forget to bob in to Higherford Mill 

10am - 4pm all day for tea and cake and maybe some very affordable art work too 



















Thursday, 11 May 2017

15 year celebrations down at Higherford Mill June 3rd



So how did that happen???? 15 years wow. 

It's actually 20 years next year since I started my business but 2 years of that was spent on the North West Arts Setting Up Scheme at Drumcroon Education Arts Centre in Wigan including a year in Abraham Guest High School in Wigan and 6 month potter in residence at Giggleswick School. 
Then on to Barrowford with 3 months in the Malt Kiln and the rest in the stables at 
Pendle Heritage Centre. 
Phew that was a journey. I moved in to the mill on the 2nd June well I got the keys on the 1st and the lovely Wilf & Pete helped move everything from the stable block to the mill and my mum and I moved it all in on the Saturday, at last a final studio space which what I thought was a couple of years! We opened a bottle of champagne and drank a glass to celebrate and left the cork in the water feature! Well we all used to watch Ground Force didn't we back then. We went home to watch the Queens Golden Jubilee celebrations with my nan and drank the rest of the champagne with her too. 

15 years later I am still here! So anyway wanna come to a party? Anita and I got our keys on the same day and so we are going to have a little shindig with cake and balloons and maybe a sale and a small retrospective in the Atrium space at the mill. 

I'll tell you more soon as we have open studios this weekend for National Mills Weekend so maybe come and say hello then too. 
Will post more too with new work to commemorate the momentous occasion too!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Workshop dates for the 3rd Saturday in the month


 
Julie Miles
Ceramics

New Workshop
2017 programme

 



All workshops are held in the workshop room at Higherford Mill

Julie is an experienced teacher in ceramics with a degree in Design Craft and 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 and some enthusiasm and you will be able to achieve with step by step tuition some amazing creations. Go on, have a go and get creative.
There will be coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival whilst going through housekeeping and health and safety for each workshop.

Maximum 6 per workshop age 16 +
All abilities catered for.

May 20th
Moon gazing hares in stoneware
2-4.30pm
Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own mini hare. In this workshop you will learn basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration.
£45
Price includes materials and firing

June 17th
Birds hand built in stoneware
2-4.30pm
Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own bluetit or robin. In this workshop you will learn to make thumb pots and use basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration.
£45
Price includes materials and firing

July 15th
Porcelain Tiles
2-4.30pm
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 using colour and oxide to bring them to life.
£45
Price includes materials and firing

Aug 19th
Mini hares in stoneware
2-4.30pm
Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own mini hare. In this workshop you will learn basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration.
£45
Price includes materials and firing

Sept 16th
Porcelain jewellery
2-4.30pm
Using porcelain you will explore impressed and incised techniques including added decoration such as sprigs.  
£45
Price includes materials and firing
(Sterling silver Finding can be purchased after firing.)

Oct 21st
Porcelain tea light holders
2-4.30pm
Learn how to create tea light holders using slab building techniques with porcelain, learning techniques on how to handle the material, forming and joining, impressing and incising using textures to exploit its beautiful translucent qualities.
£45
Price includes materials and firing

Nov 11th
Christmas decorations in porcelain
2-4.30pm
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.
£45
Price includes materials and firing

Booking can be done via my web shop


If dates do not suit I can arrange a workshop if you have at least 4 participants and I can also travel if the spaces is suitable for workshops.

A six week workshop programme of evening classes in handbuilding and decorating techniques can be arranged with 4+ participants from £95 per person 



all at Higherford Mill 
Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Lancashire BB9 6JH
(if you use a sat nav carry on for 50 yrds more and we are on your left towards Blacko).
Car parking is passed the mill towards Blacko behind the Malt Kiln,
first right passed the Old Bridge Inn along a cobbled driveway. 







Contact :07971 522997

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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Next Workshop

So my next workshop has 2 places left if you would like to make a mini hare click the link below 


Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own mini hare, cat, dog or other creature you would like to make. In this short workshop you will learn how to model your very own mini stylised animal in stoneware using traditional techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration.

2 hours 2-4pm March 18th at Higherford Mill.
Bring an apron and your imagination :-)
£40 each ages: 16 +
max places 5

After March I am putting up the prices for the workshops to £45 and adding an extra 30 minutes for finishing. The next workshop will be an extra special one.....

Mothers Day Special Mini hare Workshop March 26th 2017


Come and have a play in clay to create your own mini hare with your 'Mum'* for mothers day.  We will have tea and cake and a small posy of flowers to begin the workshop & you will learn together how to model your very own mini stylised animal in stoneware using traditional techniques in clay, underglaze, slips & oxides.
*Mum or other special person you would normally celebrate the day with
£85 FOR TWO PEOPLE

clinck for more details  

April 15th Mini hare clay Workshop 2017


Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own mini hare. In this short workshop you will learn how to model your very own mini stylised animal in stoneware using traditional techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration.
*extended by half an hour to give more time to finish your creations

Click for details


May 20th Mini hare clay Workshop 2017

Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own mini hare. In this short workshop you will learn how to model your very own mini stylised animal in stoneware using traditional techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration.
*extended by half an hour to give more time to finish your creations

 Click for details
 

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. ...