Julie Miles Ceramics is having a Studio Sale of work old and new. Come and bag yourself a bargain from a selection of recent drawings, porcelain vases and animal sculptures in stoneware.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 30th Jan - 1st Feb 11am - 4pm.
At Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Lancashire, BB9 6JH.
Free parking behind the Malt Kiln. Disabled parking on forecourt.
Or just come and have tea and a slice of homemade cake.
Sculptural and functional ceramics using nature both as inspiration and material for her work. Julie works with both porcelain and brick clay to produce two diverse ranges of work which you can explore through the different galleries here.
Her work is a mixture of slab building and slip casting techniques. Hand building using porcelain and stoneware to create sculptures for the garden and the home like her whimsical birdhouses with 'my shed' and 'in the dog house' designs to the more robust animal sculptures in stoneware. Since being diagnosed with an autoimmune arthritis Julie has changed the way she creates her vases and vessel using a slip casting methods developing and creating her own plaster moulds turned on the lathe so each design is her own using Parian a type of porcelain which fires to a china white with a silky smooth surface to the touch. The decoration on the vases and vessels are now hand drawn to make each piece a 'one off'.
Julie has been using brick as a creative medium for a number of years now working to commission for architects and interior designers for clients such as Marks and Spencers and Wetherspoons in recent years. She also works with schools and community groups to make sculptural seating and site specific works and also way side markers for trails. Her first the Brick Kiln on the Wayside Arts Trail was short listed for the Brick Development Association Brick Awards 2006 in the Best Landscape category as was her brick seating at Witton Park High School in 2007 in the same category.
Julie was featured in Lancashire Telegraph February 3rd 2014 More..
Julie was featured on BBC Lancashire More..
Julie was featured in the guardian Saturday October 6, 2007 More..