Miles-Moore Ceramics was formed in 2016 when Martin Miles-Moore returned to the Lake District and his career as a potter. Martin and his wife Siobhan decided to focus on using found and foraged materials in their work. By the beginning of 2017 they had delivered a full range of dining ware and decorative sculpture to Hipping Hall. Hipping Hall is “home” to Master Chef finalist Oli Martin, whose creativity (and handmade Ceramics) so impressed the judges.
Over the next year Miles-Moore Ceramics started working with a group of Michelin ( and not yet Michelin) Star Chefs; won some awards and moved their studio to Brathay Hall. Here, on the shores of Lake Windermere they work as artists in Residence for the Brathay Trust. Miles- Moore Ceramics inspired by a sense of place, use their creativity and passion, to work with some of the UKs best professional Chefs and also to support disadvantaged and disenfranchised children, young people and adults
Then along came 2020. Hotels and Restaurants, have been hard hit, and Charities relying on group activity and residential experiences have been too. The Creative Industries have been decimated. As Creatives whose business is structured around hospitality Miles-Moore Ceramics needed to change their approach. Miles-Moore Ceramics Fine Dining At Home was born.
Martin Miles-Moore says: “Working closely with Chefs at the highest level for the last four years, we have learned a lot about what elevates a dining experience. This year has meant more people are eating at home and trying to make meal times feel more special. A we approach Christmas, we thought it would be wonderful to help people make their festive meals even more special”
Using this knowledge and Martin’s decades of experience as a potter; from December 2020 Miles-Moore Ceramics will be releasing 3 complete Fine Dining at Home Dinner services for sale 3 times a year. Each Dining Service will be a totally unique one-off, and each release will showcase a different style or finish.
Services will be a mixture of 6 and 8 place settings, and prices will start at £1200. The first release was scheduled for December and sold out in November. The release was Neriagi, this Japanese technique uses two colours of clay, produces minimalist, elegant delicate dark patterns on a calm off white background, that helps focus the eye and frame the food.
This has been a huge success, two services have already found new homes and the third has been bought by a Miles-Moore Ceramics patron and donated to the Brathay Trust to raffle, in time for Christmas. Keep an eye on @Brathay and @MilesMooreClay for your chance to win!
Anyone interested in registering a no obligation interest in the second release can email [email protected] to be the very first to receive information on the second release of dining services in April 2021 and sign up to the Miles-Moore Ceramics Newsletter where early images will be published first.
In other news, Miles-Moore Ceramics is also planning to open a virtual studio and shop before Christmas and is taking bookings for real-life Open Studio Events on the 12th, 13th, 18th and 19th of December 2020.