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So I am taking part in the Hopeful & Glorious Winter Fair Online https://hopefulandglorious.co.uk/

From 20th -22nd November I will off 10% off both my website shop and my etsy shop with the code WINTER

Hopeful and Glorious Winter Fair

I am delighted to be accepted into the

Hopeful & Glorious Winter Fair online

this November 20th -22nd

watch out for discount codes in the coming weeks

So my first online market is tomorrow with Hopeful and Glorious and Pedddle UK here the link directly to the market page https://pedddle.com/online-market/hopeful-glorious-market/

or you can go to my shop from here and use the code SHOPLOCAL for 10% off at checkout

So next weekend I am taking part in my first online market with Pedddle www.pedddle.com

and Hopeful and Glourious www.hopefulandglorious.co.uk this Saturday 26th September.

In celebration there will be a 10% discount in my online shop with the code AUTUMN10 till 30th Sept 2020

https://www.hopeforpodencos.com/

So at the moment Pendle is in lockdown with parts with harsher restrictions than others and I am still shielding due to suppressing my immune system and still at home. Whilst at home I am not idle and have offered A4 coloured pencil dog portraits for £45 with £35 of that going to Hope for Podencos the amazing charity that saved our Leela the pod. I have mainly offered this to podenco owners but am offering it out to others if you are interested? here are a few samples. I want to create a range or greetings cards or postcards even with profits going to Hope for Podencos who sadly this week lost their inspirational cofounder Irene Allan.

Contact me on info@juliemiles.co.uk for details

Workshops

So if you fancy having a go, being creative or just getting out the house do drop me an email I will be taking a £50 deposit on courses and £20 deposit on Saturday classes. Classes are restricted to 3 at the moment or 4 if you are a family bubble if that makes sense.

All workshops will be at my studios within our dedicated teaching workshop at Fired Up North Studios on Lomeshaye Business Village, Junction 12 off the M65 we are down the side of Giddy Kippers we also have free parking. Email info@juliemiles.co.uk for availability and booking.

We practice Covid safe working practices with details collected, anti bac stations, screens will be in place and limited numbers until further notice.

Sept

6 week Hand building with stoneware course – starting 8th Sept Tuesday evenings 7-9

6 week Playing with Porcelain workshops starting – starting 10th Sept Thursday 7-9pm

Sat  5th Sept     Mini Hare workshop 1-4pm

tile workshops.jpgSat 19th Sept    Slab built Vessels 1-4pm

mini hares.jpg

October

Sat 3rd Oct       Porcelain t lights 1-4pm

Sat 17th Oct     Porcelain tiles 1-4pm

November

Sat 14th Nov Christmas polar bears 1-4pm

Sat 21st Nov Christmas Penguin workshop1-4pm

December

Sat 5th Dec Porcelain decorations 1-4pm

Quotes from previous workshop participants or workshops run by Julie:

‘Julie brings bags of inspiration to every workshop but she is always ready to support you in exploring your own ideas as well.’

‘Julie is an amazing teacher with huge amounts of patience luckily for me!’

‘Julie manages to share her wide range of skills with plenty of humour thrown in. Her workshops are great for beginners but with her years of technical expertise she has a lot to offer to more experienced potters as well. Julie’s workshops are a fantastic, fun and sociable experience with expert teaching of a range of ceramics skills.’

New Workshops

So I am launching my new workshops at long last they were to be launched at Easter but hey ho but we are here and hopefully it is safe to venture out in Sept.

All workshops will be at my studios within our dedicated teaching workshop at Fired Up North Studios on Lomeshaye Business Village, Junction 12 off the M65 we are down the side of Giddy Kippers we also have free parking.

We will practice Covid safe working practices with details collected, anti bac stations, screens will be in place and limited numbers until further notice.

So if you fancy having a go, being creative or just getting out the house do drop me an email I will be taking a £50 deposit on courses and £20 deposit on Saturday classes. Classes are restricted to 3 at the moment or 4 if you are a family bubble if that makes sense.

Sept

6 week Hand building with stoneware course – starting  8th Sept Tuesday evenings 7-9

6 week Playing with Porcelain workshops starting – starting 10th Sept Thursday 7-9pm

Sat  5th Sept     Mini Hare workshop 1-4pm

Sat 19th Sept    Slab built Vessels 1-4pm

October

Sat 3rd Oct       Porcelain t lights 1-4pm

Sat 17th Oct     Porcelain tiles 1-4pm

November

Sat 14th Nov Christmas polar bears 1-4pm

Sat 21st Nov Christmas Penguin workshop1-4pm

December

Sat 5th Dec Porcelain decorations 1-4pm

Julie is an experienced teacher in ceramics with a degree in Design Craft & 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.

You will be taught in a fully equipped working ceramics/studio teaching space.

Bring an apron, enthusiasm and anything that you would like to use to impress including leaves, fabric, flowers etc for the porcelain workshops and you will be able to achieve with step by step tuition some amazing creations. Go on have a go and get creative. Refreshments offered on arrival whilst going through housekeeping & health & safety for each workshop.

Maximum 4 per workshop age 16 +

Saturday sessions £55, 6 wk courses £150 per person.

All classes include qualified tuition, basic materials, use of tools, refreshments.
To book email me on info@juliemiles.co.uk

6 week Hand building with stoneware course – starting  8th Sept Tuesday evenings 7-9

Details

Ist week will be health and safety basic clay introduction and slab building techniques you will be taught basic skills to help you create something you would like to make and taught how to finish your work without the need to sand works after firing.

2nd week will be thumb and coiling techniques.

3rd week will be decorative techniques to embellish your creations

4th and 5th weeks you will be guided by me to create your own collection of works be it a series of vessels, a collection of creatures etc you are only limited by your own imagination.

The 6th and final week we will be decorating and glazing your collection for its final firing to be collected 2 weeks later.

6 week Playing with Porcelain course – starting 10th Sept Thursday evenings 7-9

Ist week will be health and safety basic clay introduction and slab techniques to create impressed tiles using found objects and materials such as leaves, flowers etc you will be shown basic skills to help you create and taught how to finish your work without the need to sand works after firing.

2nd week will be geared to working on your own ideas using the slab techniques to create T light holder, vases etc exploiting the properties of the porcelain or maybe bird houses, jewellery boxes to name but a few ideas.  

3rd week you will be taught a series of decorative techniques to embellish your creations

4th and 5th weeks you will be guided by me to create your own collection of works be it jewelley, vases, vessels, etc maybe a series of presents for Christmas etc.

The 6th and final week we will be decorating and glazing your collection for its final firing to be collected 2 weeks later.

studio in preperation for screens

Hello All

Well as I write this I have fallen through a number of cracks for financial help from the government as a Limited Company of just me. So I may have to start going back to work as I have no other option. With this is mind I will reopen my Etsy shop with post-able items and that are small enough to use the Royal Mail Click and Drop service. My website shop will remain open but the larger items will only be posted once a week on a Friday until I can find an alternative postal system this may be a courier where things can be dropped off at another shop. Whilst I will be going into the studio I still need to keep contact with others to a minimum so I am relying on my partner to drop things off at shops etc so please bear with me. If it is for a certain date please leave me a message so I can endeavour to do my best.

Thank you x

Covid Update for Fired Up North Studios

May 14th 2020

We are trying to unpack all the information available to us to find a safe way to continue with our teaching practice in our workshop rooms and will update as soon as possible. We are hoping to resume our activities in the near future crossing fingers this may be July.

We hope everyone of our customers are well and coping as best they can with the situation during these strange times with this pandemic

If you have a gift voucher from Redcurrant Glass the time limit will be extended to make sure you can come and have an enjoyable craft experience without risk. If you have a craft courses voucher nearing its expiry date please contact Karen on Redcurrant@ntlworld.com and she will guide you through what can be done.


So in the light of current news with Corvid-19 virus we are taking the necessary precautions here at Fired Up North Studios. We have hand sanitizer on desks and antibacterial soap and wipes available. As one of our members, Julie, has a suppressed immune system we do take extra precautions anyway.

We hope to see you all very soon

So after our very successful studio sale I am slowly restocking my website and ETSY shop These were taken with the last of the snow drops from the garden and a few of the Hellebores from the garden yesterday.

I have restocked my etsy shop first as I can do that via my phone and will restock here too soon.

Link in each picture caption.

I have discounted some items on my website in conjunction with our sale at the studios. check out the products tab along the top of the home page

Annual Studio Sale

Annual Studio Sale

Jan 30th – 16th Feb 11am – 5pm Thursday – Saturday and Sundays 1-4pm

Grand Opening of my new Studios 

If you follow my website, fb or Insta you’ll know after 19yrs 17 of those in my old studio I have moved. From Sept 2019 I moved to Lomeshaye Business Village to a larger space with a dedicated workshop room. 
My new studios are  at
Fired Up North Studios Unit 25 Lomeshaye Business Village Turner Road, Nelson, BB9 7DR

new logo

The opening went well and I launched a number of workshops for the rest of the year. Email me for booking

info@juliemiles.co.uk

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Porcelain Tiles Workshops


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, door numbers etc using colour and oxide to bring them to life. Participants will learn the basic skills involved in creating clay tiles. We will be using a porcelain clay suitable for displaying outdoors once fired. Creating decoration with collected natural materials ie grasses, seed heads, flowers and leaves to create patterns and pictures on the surface. We will introduce a splash of colour using underglaze and oxides to pick up the details on the surfaces once fired. Maximum 6 per workshop age 16 + duration 2 ½ hrs

Dates for 2019 Prices include materials and firing £45 Thurs 28th November 1pm -3.30pm or 6.30-9pm Thurs 5th December 1pm -3.30pm or 6.30-9pm




Porcelain tea light holders


Create your own tea light holders using slab building techniques with porcelain. In this 2 & ½ hr workshop you will learn techniques on how to handle the porcelain, rolling out techniques and forming and joining the porcelain, impressing and incising using textures to exploit its beautiful translucent qualities to create your very own tea light holder. At the end of the workshop you will have created at least one porcelain tea light holder to be fired. Maximum 6 per workshop age 16 + duration 2 ½ hrs

Dates for 2019 Price includes materials and firing £45 Saturday 23rd November 1pm -3.30pm Sunday 1st December 1pm -3.30pm Wednesday 4th Dec 6.30-9pm Wednesday 11th Dec 6.30-9pm

Christmas decorations in Porcelain


  Come and make your own personalised Christmas tags, tree decorations. 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. You can leave your creations white or using underglazes to print or stain the imprints to coordinate your Christmas presents. Julie is an experienced teacher in ceramics with a degree in Design Craft & 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, enthusiasm and anything that you would like to use to impress including leaves, fabric, flowers etc and you will be able to achieve with step by step tuition some amazing creations. Go on have a go and get creative. Refreshments offered on arrival whilst going through housekeeping & health & safety for each workshop. Maximum 6 per workshop age 16 + duration 2 ½ hrs

Dates for 2019 Prices include materials and firing £45 Sunday 8th Dec 1.30-4pm

Save the date………. We are having our grand opening here at our new studios on Sunday 17th November 1-4pm

All welcome here Fired Up North Studios, Unit 25, Lomeshaye Village, Turner Road, Nelson, BB9 7DR

Staithes Fesitval

So I am exhibiting again at Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage from 6th Sept – 8th Sept at Rockpool Cottage venue 34 on the Cowbar side of the harbour next to the lifeboat station. There is parking at the top of the hill. We will be under the banner of our new studios Fired Up North Studios along side Redcurrant Glass.

We will be opening for the preview evening from 7pm to 8.30pm on Friday then Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5.30pm

NEWS! STUDIO NEWS! NEW STUDIO NEWS

So I have news which is the worst kept secret that after 17 years at Higherford Mill and moving to Lomeshaye Business Village from Sept 1st. It’s a bigger space and doesn’t leak!

We will be having an opening in October so if you want an invite sign up to my mailchimp newsletter by sending me your email address to info@juliemiles.co.uk

I am currently working on some new works so bare with me as I work my way through it they will be included in the next exhibition down at Higherford Mill.

Welcome to my new website! please bear with me as I play with mud for a living and well this IT malarkey is a little confusing but I am hoping we are getting there.

Let me know if there are any glaring mistakes spelling or otherwise and I will jump to correcting them immediately. So I will keep on sorting my shop and other things and I will let you all know when I think I am finished *crosses fingers

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