Landscape and nature inspire Julie Miles in her work as an artist. Working in pen, ink and watercolour preliminary drawings inform the clay work using a range of clays from robust stoneware, heavily grogged brick clays and the more refined porcelain to reflect the fragility and delicateness of nature. Vases and vessels are hand crafted and decorated with Julies original drawings reflecting the flora of the area making each individual and unique. Stoneware is sculpted from flat slabs of clay in the style of faux taxidermy, stags heads, hares and foxes are mounted on reclaimed wood reflecting the fauna of Lancashire.
Work produced to commission or for exhibition using a mix of porcelain and brick clays.
Porcelain is used very finely to produce vessel forms that are exhibited widely and also to create large scale installation pieces for exhibition. Brick clay is used to create large scale brick commissions more recently for Ibstock, architects from Manchester and also Marks and Spencers in Leeds.
Work in schools and with groups ranging from Mid Pennine Arts, Green Close Studios, Haworth Art Gallery to the Ranger service creating trails, sculptures for outdoors.
- Creative & Cultural
- Creative & Digital