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 …

Teresa Clark

Meet Artist Teresa Clark

A gleaner. A collector. An avid observer of the overlooked and the darkly feminine. Teresa scavenges both the domestic and natural world to gather ephemera, moments, images, objet trouvé, lost, discarded and misplaced trinkets. She listens and waits to these resonant objects and salvaged words. They are assembled according to some barely discernible, hidden internal narrative. Like bones thrown together …

Kate Bajic

Meet Jeweller Kate Bajic

British jeweller Kate Bajic has over 14 years experience exhibiting and selling her work in galleries and at exhibitions throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. She lives and works in a rural village in the Midlands. Kate uses the countryside around her as inspiration for her beautiful contemporary jewellery. Inspiration comes in particular from studying the varied colour, shapes …

Kathryn Parsons

Meet Artist Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn creates intricate, intimate hand modeled sculptures that weave together tales of people, places and the natural world. It is the small details of nature that inspire her. Whether she is looking at a fragment of lichen-encrusted bark or through a lens at a piece of coral, natural structures, textures and forms delight her. As she explores these treasures, and …