Carol Kitchen at work

Meet designer Carol Jackson-Kitchen

Carol Jackson-Kitchen has worked in the design industry for nearly 20 years, however ,working in Ceramics is a relatively new medium for her but one which she loves and feels passionate to develop. Having graduated from the University of Northumbria in 1995 with a degree in fashion design, Carol began her 15 year career as a fashion designer. She worked …

Rowena Gilbert

Meet award winning British Artist Designer Maker, Rowena Gilbert

Rowena Gilbert’s ceramic work is a celebration of the natural world informed by her travels and her coastal home town of Brighton. Following a trip to Thailand, experiments with new colour palettes led to an unintentional spread of hundreds of turquoise blue swatches spread out in her studio like tiny tiles. Rowena, daughter of fine artist Terence Gilbert, was creating …

Julie Coghlan

Meet Julie Coghlan

Julie Coghlan qualified as a Surface Pattern Designer in 1979 and has worked in the Art and Design industry ever since. In 2008 Julie graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Contemporary Applied Arts as a textile designer. Since graduating Julie has established a successful business in Caldbeck in the English Lake District, recently awarded UNESCO heritage status. Hesta …

Small Business Saturday

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2019

Now I know you support us all year round, which we are delighted about, but this non-commercial campaign just wants to highlight this every year on the first Saturday of December. All you need to do is stay local and shop local and support all the wonderful independent businesses in your town and on your doorstep, simple. Each year, AMERICAN …

Christmas At Heart Gallery

CHRISTMAS AT HEART

CHRISTMAS AT HEART is our annual Christmas Exhibition championing the very best of British designers, makers and artists. We’ve lost count of how many talented creatives we have worked with over the years … but it’s a lot! Those relationships have been ever so important to us and many of them have become great friends. This week it is the …

Chloe Harrison outside her garden workshop

Meet the founder of British Brand Bright Corner – Chloe Harrison

Chloe Harrison founded Bright Corner after having her first baby.   Chloe searched for a simple, sophisticated and safe nightlight for the nursery and couldn’t find anything made from natural wood. So she started sketching ideas at her living room table to design her own. Her vision soon evolved to create a range of lights that were not only nursery …

Anna roebuck

Anna Roebuck – a recycling artist

Anna Roebuck, based at The Making House in Burton on Trent, is an artist who focuses on using recycled materials, in particular, recycled plastics; transforming waste in to unique jewellery and lighting and fun sculptures. In doing this, she hopes to encourage people to consider issues around waste, recycling and sustainability and to challenge people’s concept of value. Anna is …

Rebecca Perry

Meet Ceramic Designer Rebecca Perry

Rebecca Perry considers herself to be a ceramic designer.   Her ceramic practice is driven by her expressive drawings, with the abstract shapes deriving from the natural world; looking at impressions of trees, running water and rock formations within the landscape. The marks and lines that are produced become intuitive as she uses the surface as a vehicle for her …