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 …

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 …

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 …

Diane Griffin Ceramics

Meet Ceramicist Diane Griffin

Diane Griffin discovered a love for clay at an early age. She went on to study Ceramics at degree level and has been working with ceramics ever since.   The inspiration for Diane’s work stems from a trip to Jerusalem many years ago where she visited the Wailing Wall.  The thousands of wishes and prayers written on paper and crammed …

Charlotte Hupfield

Meet Ceramicist Charlotte Hupfield

Charlotte Hupfield is a ceramic designer/maker based in the heart of Northamptonshire, UK, creating individually handmade one-off ceramic pieces from her studio at home. It is here that she enjoys spending time on commissions, personalised orders and bespoke natural designs while drinking tea.     Graduating from Coventry University in 2008 with a BA Hons degree in Surface Decoration, Charlotte used this time to explore and specialise in …

Fiona Bates

Fiona Bates – Meet The Maker – Ceramicist

Fiona Bates was born in Australia, but grew up on the South Coast of England moving to London to study ceramics at St. Martin’s Central School of Art and Design before completing an MA at UWE Bristol in Making and Archiving. She has been working with clay for over 25 years and has been recognised for her unique and unusual …

Katie Bentley

Meet Ceramicist Katie Bentley

Katie Bentley Ceramics was established in 2015 after Katie graduated from the University of Sunderland with a degree in Glass & Ceramics. Creating beautiful pieces for peoples homes as well as functional ceramics to fit in with every day life is her passion. Working in porcelain clay gives her great satisfaction due to the difficulty that this clay can produce …