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Bespoke Ulverston mugs from Upland Clay

Bespoke Ulverston mugs from Upland Clay

Earlier this year on a trip to Borrowdale we spotted the most beautiful mugs for sale in the youth hostel. We found out that they were made by a local potter - Alicja from Upland Clay. She hand makes combining speckled clay with a smooth glaze to great effect. We got in touch to see if Alicja might make some bespoke mugs featuring The Monument in Ulverston for us here at The Northern Line. Alicja came up trumps with a brilliant design, and we’re happy to say that they arrived with us this week. The downside is that we only...

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Growbar - Water, plant and grow your own!

Growbar - Water, plant and grow your own!

We’re delighted to be stocking this highly innovative and ethical product which will make a lovely gift for all ages. That’s if you’re not tempted to keep them for yourself!

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The Northern Line 2020 Calendar

The Northern Line 2020 Calendar

For our 2020 Calendar we stayed close to home, featuring the beautiful valleys of the Lake District.

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Ken Eardley - Ceramic magic

Ken Eardley - Ceramic magic

Something we do our best to look out for when it comes to choosing products for the shop is something with a different approach from the norm. Something that is not likely to be on the ‘High Street’ as the saying goes. So when we came across the wonderful work by Ken Eardley, well, we thought we had to have a bit of that!   Ken is based in Brighton and after studying printed textiles in Liverpool he went on to do a Masters degree in ceramics at the Royal College of Art. Now he’s the producer of a wonderful...

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GOING CUMBERGROUND - The map of the great of Cumbria

GOING CUMBERGROUND - The map of the great of Cumbria

Cumbria has not only produced so many talented people, it’s also been a magnet for many famous people from the arts who made this beautiful part of the world their home. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s simply about The Lake District – there’s plenty more of Cumbria besides and locations such as Carlisle, Kendal, Barrow, Cockermouth and Ulverston provide so many famous names – and by that we mean world famous, perhaps none more so than the great Stan Laurel, born Stanley Jefferson in Argyle Street, Ulverston.   So we, The Northern Line, decided to celebrate the celebrities of Cumbria...

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