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 …

Jessica Langford

Meet Artist Jessica Langford

Jessica Langford is a contemporary Applied Artist who has a passion for bold wearable art, illustration and glass. Jessica loves tactile pieces that make someone just want to pick it up and feel it and would like to create this feeling about her own work. She has worked in materials such as sterling silver, glass, perspex, leather and threads to …

Louise Vaessen-Walker

Meet Jeweller Louise Vaessen-Walker

Louise designs and creates contemporary jewellery and tableware from her studio in the heart of Berkshire. Her jewellery and tableware designs are inspired by her love and travels throughout Italy. Louise’s jewellery collections draw on the subtle details found in Italian architecture and décor. They signify a purity of line and shape, alongside elements of gentle movement. Her multi award …

Elica Drybrough

Meet Ceramicist Elica Drybrough

Elica has produced a range for Heart Gallery that exhibits the beauty of clay in its natural organic form, with an emphasis on asymmetric shapes with bold textures. She discovered clay as a medium during her study in Art & Design at Dumfries College. Her enjoyment of experimenting with new clay forms, led to her current range of ceramics. Elica’s …

Lizzie Weir

Meet Jeweller Lizzie Weir

Meet Lizzie, a jeweller from Gloucestershire new to Heart Gallery and Hebden Bridge for Summer 2018. We are delighted to be showcasing Lizzie’s FLOTSAM collection. this has been inspired by her collection of beach combed flotsam and jetsam. Lizzie doesn’t just collect the driftwood that has been contorted into different shapes but picks up everyday items that have been on …

She is researching the role of field margins and waste land, studying the flora within and around these ruderal spaces and their impact on biodiversity.

Meet Artist Maxine Greer

Working out in the countryside, Maxine draws the changes in nature throughout the year. Maxine studied at Loughborough University gaining a first class BA Hons in fine art textiles and has lectured in drawing at Edinburgh, Winchester and Birmingham. She managed a mental health service for children and adolescents using arts based activities to engage vulnerable young people, providing outreach …

Amanda Priest

Meet Jeweller Amanda Priest

Amanda is a jewellery designer and maker. After a 20 year career in the fashion industry, she completed a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Jewellery Design. Amanda’s work investigates the relationship or value between material, maker and wearer.   Personal memories, experiences, travel, situations and conversations all inspire Amanda. Working with precious and non precious materials she uses steel, silver and …