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Women&work exhibition down at the mill curated by

our Anita of Mangle Print Workshop

Discount on print sales this Saturday 11-4


#textilemill #womenandwork #internationalwomensday #lancashiremills #higherfordmillartists


New course dates from Redcurrant Glass

See for more details and how to book

Fused Glass for All
6th January, 3rd March, 5th May, 4th August, 6th November (10-12pm and 10-3pm)
Fused Glass Weaving
11th February, 8th April, 18th June (10-3pm)
Fused Glass Landscapes
19th January, 9th March, 18th May, 1st September (10-3pm)
Fused Glass Seascapes
7th January, 6th April, 23rd August, 4th November (10-3pm)
Fused Glass Christmas Decorations
10th/11th/13th November (10-12pm)
Fused Glass Flower Plaques
10th June, 18th August, 12th November (10-3pm)
Cement Free Glass Mosaics
7th March, 6th June, 6th September (1-3pm)
Stained Glass Window- 2 Day Course-£170
17th/18th January, 21st/22nd April, 19th/20th June (10-3pm)
Kiln Preparation and Firing
10th March, 7th July, 13th October (1-3pm)
Reactive Glass
8th March, 30th June, 12th October (10-3pm)
Fused Glass Jewellery
11th March, 8th June, 15th September, 8th November (10-3pm)
Silver Clay Jewellery
9th May, 21st October (1-3pm)
Silver Jewellery- 2 day course
3rd/4th March, 10th/11th May (10-3pm)-£170
Silver Jewellery Reticulation
9th May, 16th August (10-12pm)
Silver Jewellery Stone setting -10-3pm
24th May , 30th August
Glass Bead-making
15th February, 17th May, 9th September, 7th November (10-3pm)Master Classes
Enamelling (without a Kiln)
12th April, 4th October (1-3pm)
23rd May, 13th July, 12th September (10-3pm)

Masterclasses -Advanced Courses
Fossil Virtra
5th April,12th July,
25th October 10-3pm -£85

Fused Glass Crackle / Creative Frit -2 Day Course
8th February, 22nd May,
22nd June 10-3pm- £170

Fused Glass Casting-
17th May, 17th June, 20th October 10-3pm-£85

Acid Etching on Dichroic Glass
1st April,1st July,
17th September 10-3pm -£95

Fused Glass Screen Printing/ Eglomise 2 Day Course
4/5th February
15/16th May
10/11th October 10-3pm £170

Fused Glass Splash backs/wall panel- 3 day course
23/24/25th March
17/18/19th July
18/19/20th September
10-3pm- £350
All classes are run from Redcurrant Glass located in the heart of Pendle. Taster sessions (2 hours) are £35 and full day courses are £85 per person.Two day courses are £170 each and master classes are individually priced. All classes include qualified tuition, materials (except dichroic glass and silver clay) tools and refreshments (full day and longer sessions include lunch).
All courses, except masterclasses, are suitable for beginners and improvers.
Group bookings and private bookings are also available. You can book online via my store on main page.







Studio Sale


Julie Miles Ceramics

& Redcurrant Glass


with up to


Open 25th Jan – 4th Feb

10am – 4pm daily

Preview with tea & cake Wed 24th Jan 6-8pm


Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6JH

free parking behind the Malt Kiln off Gisburn Road



Happy New Year


Back to work and lets start as we mean to go on and maybe look at learning a new skill. We have a number of our artists currently setting up their workshop schedules first off the block this week is our Julie Miles Ceramics see below for some of her half day and new for this year full day workshops.



January 20th, Feb 17th

Moon gazing hares in stoneware


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.


Price includes materials and firing

March 17th, August 18th 

Full day Workshop

Mill mice in stoneware

10am – 4.30pm

Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own mill mouse in this one day workshop. You will learn basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration, creating characterful mice in the day.


Price includes materials and firing, refreshments and lunch of homemade soup and bread. Please state any dietary requirements when booking.

April 21st May 19th

Porcelain Tiles


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.


Price includes materials and firing

Sat July 21st or Sun 22nd

Birds hand built in stoneware


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.


Price includes materials and firing

Sat Sept 15th  or  Sun Sept 16th

Porcelain tea light holders


Create your own tea light holders using slab building techniques with porcelain. In this half day workshop you will learn techniques on how to handle the material, forming and joining, impressing and incising using textures to exploit its beautiful translucent qualities.


Price includes materials and firing

Oct 20th

Pumpkin lanterns in stoneware


Come and have a play in stoneware to create your own pumpkin lanterns. In this workshop you will learn basic modelling techniques in clay with underglaze, slips and oxides for decoration. To use with tea lights


Price includes materials and firing

Sat Nov 17th or Sun 18th

Christmas decorations in porcelain


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.


Price includes materials and firing

Booking can be done via my website


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 £105 per person

All workshops are held in the workshop room at Higherford Mill

Bring an apron, enthusiasm 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 +

All abilities catered for.

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.

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This weekend we are opening our doors for the last time before our Christmas event so get yourself down here to have a chat with our artists about that bespoke gift or unique present. A number of our artists will be opening their Christmas order books #buyhandmade#shoplocal#shopsmallbusiness


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Open Studios this Saturday as part of the Fabrications programme in conjunction with Super Slow Way

We will be open for one day only Saturday 23rd Sept with adult workshops from Georginna Cardoso 11-3 in the entrance way


We have an exhibition of textile work from artists resident in this old textile spinning mill in the Atrium with a number of artists opening their studios for the day too.


Here at Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6JH

Free parking just passed the mill behind the

Malt Kiln on the right as you leave the village.



Open Studios – Textiles Focus Sept 9th-10th

So this weekend we are open for the Heritage Open Weekends and have spruced up a bit, swept and cleaned our studios and are almost ready to open our doors…..

New textiles work on display from Ann Armstrong, Simon Clarke,  Nighat Bashir and much more

with glass weaving from Redcurrant Glass on display


other artists opening their studios include Awl.Co, julie miles ceramics, Carl Hazelden with Angie Da Silva offering 15% off all her jewellery

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Just a quick note to say our lovely resident tour guide for these Heritage Weekends is away but we will have a few pieces of old mill machinery on display too.

and just a quick message to keep in mind when visiting any artist studio, small business or gallery from our friends at

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Fabrications – Pop Up Open Studios focusing on Textiles

So we are opening a Pop Up Open Studios alongside the Selvedge Fair at Pendle Heritage Centre on 23rd Sept.


as part of the Fabrication programme with Super Slow Way.


There will be open studios, exhibition of textiles work exploring multi cultural links to our community with Simon Clarke, Nighat Bashir, Angie Da Silva and Ann Armstrong. Including an installation piece by Georgiana Cardoso.  Georgiana will be running a drop in workshop based around her installation Flores del Desierto (Flowers of the Desert) from 11-3pm in the entrance to the mill.


image1.JPGbirthday flyerWorkshop Taster Days and Open Studios April 8th – 9th at Higherford Mill



here at Higherford Mill

Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 8PL

April 8th & 9th Saturday and Sunday

10am -4pm

Workshops include

Ann Armstrong – Chitepani Trust

Our Ann will be offering various options including

wood block printing/making

and decorating small folding books.

Anita Burrows – Mangle Print Workshop

Make a blueprint cyanotype photo

without a camera,

discover the magic of printmaking.

Suitable for all.

Angie DaSilva Jewellery

Rolling natural or man made textures into shaped metal to create you own individually designed pendants in copper.

Findings may incur costs

Aged 12+

Karen Redmayne – Redcurrant Glass

Fused glass sun catcher

Sat 12-4pm

Enamelling on copper (without a kiln)

Sun 12-4pm

Firing/material costs apply £5 per item

Wendy Clark Jewellery

Have a go at making a hammered and textured

pair of earrings or pendant in copper.

Charges for materials apply if you would like to use silver

Julie Miles Ceramics

Tile workshop impressed and incised patterns in red earthenware tile

Scraffito tile workshop

Clay modelling

Charges will apply if you would like to fire your pieces.

and much more including Open Studios, refreshments

and a table of children’s activities including badge making.

Car parking is behind the Malt Kiln up a cobbled drive just passed the mill on the right as you travel towards Blacko