Miles-Moore Ceramics: Confluences at Farfield Mill

We’re all about minimal waste - and fortunately there are plenty of ways to reuse and repurpose any left over glass we produce!

So naturally, we were thrilled when Miles Moore Ceramics got in touch to see whether our waste glass could be used in a glaze for their pieces - and when they found that it could, put it to good use in an upcoming exhibition to be held at the beautiful Farfield Mill in Sedbergh.

A ceramic bowl by Miles-Moore Ceramics

Photograph by Euan Adamson

Miles-Moore Ceramics is formed of the talented and award winning duo, Martin and Siobhan Miles-Moore. Both specialists in ceramic stoneware, their work is inspired by the local raw materials found throughout Cumbria; and pieces are created in their idyllic studio on the shores of Lake Windermere. As well as working together to create tableware for use in fine dining restaurants and ceremonial events, they also create striking sculptural pieces which reflect the beauty and heritage of the Lake District.

While both Martin and Siobhan are renowned artists in their own right, they have never held an exhibition showcasing their work together - until now.

Confluences at Farfield MIll is an exhibition of work inspired by, and created from, the local landscapes of the Lake District. Its aim is to share connections and stories and, as in all their work, local minerals and wood ashes have been used in the creation of each piece. Which is where we come in!

Nettle + Tansy glass next to a Miles-Moore Ceramics piece


Our glassmaker - and Nettle + Tansy founder - Emma Mackintosh makes sure to produce as little waste as possible in the creation of her pieces, which can be found here. However, inevitably there is always some glass which we aren’t able to reuse ourselves. Fortunately, with a little creativity and collaboration, this waste glass has found new life as a ceramic glaze.

Siobhan and Martin used the waste glass from our studio to create a glass powder, by grinding it using porcelain balls in a jar mill. This powder is then mixed with local wood ash, itself a by-product of kiln dried logs from Logs Direct.

Waste glass being turned into ceramic glaze


The finished result forms a glaze for Miles- Moore Ceramics’ pieces, which can be seen at the Confluences exhibition at Farfield Mill until Sunday November 1st.

We have admired Siobhan and Martin Miles-Moore’s work for some time now, and it was great to be able to collaborate on such a fantastic project.