julie miles ceramic and brick artist

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Nature and landscape are the inspiration behind Julies gallery work using details in nature or drawings of natural forms from mountains to flowers to create her 2D and 3D works
Functional and sculptural vessels are created by hand rolling out slabs of porcelain and wrapping around various forms using nature as inspiration and decoration. Metal fence staples are used to close cracks or fissures in the works created by natural textures on the clay. Barbed wire appears to wrap the forms protecting them before firing. Copper is also a theme through the work used to stain textures and decoration and also in the form of wires creating lines reflecting her drawings of the landscape on the surface of the forms. Slip dipped natural forms are also used such as sunflowers and gerberas dipped into porcelain slip and then fired to create a ceramic fossil each one as different as the next reflecting the delicateness and fragility of nature.

 

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porcelain and copper work

battered and unloved watering cans, porcelain and copper
battered and unloved watering cans, porcelain and copper
unloved porcelain detail
unloved porcelain detail
battered  porcelain detail
battered porcelain detail
wonkey watering can, porcelain and copper
wonkey watering can, porcelain and copper
porcelain leaf vases with copper and black stain leaf prints

porcelain leaf vases with copper and black stain leaf prints
porcelain leaf vase detail
porcelain leaf vase detail
porcelain leaf vases
porcelain leaf vases
porcelain leaf vases detail
large porcelain flower vases detail
large porcelain flower vases
large porcelain flower vases
large porcelain flower vases detail
large porcelain flower vases detail
small lavender vases
small lavender vases
small lavender vases
small lavender vases
detail small lavender vases
detail small lavender vases
medium porcelain lavender vases with black stain
medium porcelain lavender vases with black stain
medium porcelain lavender vases with black stain
medium porcelain lavender vases with black stain
copper landscape vases
copper landscape vases
copper landscape vase detail
copper landscape vase detail
copper landscape vase detail
copper landscape vase detail
landscape vessels porcelain, copper, fence staples
landscape vessels porcelain, copper, fence staples
landscape vessels porcelain, copper, fence staples detail
landscape vessels porcelain, copper, fence staples detail
landscape vessels porcelain, copper, fence staples
landscape vessels porcelain, copper, fence staples
porcelain tea light holders
porcelain tea light holders
porcelain gerberas recycled bottles
porcelain gerberas recycled bottles
porcelain gerberas in long toms
porcelain gerberas in long toms
porcelain gerbera detail
porcelain gerbera detail
lavender series, porcelain and copper
lavender series, porcelain and copper
lavender series, porcelain and copper
lavender series, porcelain and copper
lavender series, porcelain and copper
lavender series, porcelain and copper
lavender series, porcelain and copper
lavender series, porcelain and copper
porcelain sunflowers
porcelain sunflowers
'lavender hedge' lavender stems, fabric dipped into porcelain slip and fired
'lavender hedge' lavender stems, fabric dipped into porcelain slip and fired
page photography by Andy Hockridge  

light and landscape

The pieces displayed here are works exploiting the translucent properties of porcelain. Julie has consistently used light within her work using it to reveal the delicate nature of leaves or feathers dipped in porcelain and fired burning away the natural materials leaving almost a ceramic fossil of the natural form. Here she has used sheets of leaves, fabrics and copper wire to depicted landscapes and textures found within it. She has also used text to describe feelings whilst out walking and also lines from poems that she has found reflecting her feelings about nature. Look closely and you may find other details that can be found within the landscape.

light and landscape
light and landscape

light and landscape
light and landscape

'Memory Jars' is a new direction for Julie's work taking her way from her memories of landscape and turning to that of childhood. We all have certain things that trigger a reaction within us that take you back to a moment, a feeling, a time. Julie has used a kilner jar she was given reminding her of her Nan bottling jams and fruits from the garden as a child. The sister piece to this is a series of button jars yet to be realised.

'Memory Jars'
'Memory Jars'

page photography by Rod Young

 

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