fiona Kingdon working

Meet Fiona Kingdon, an artist with a scrollsaw and a shed!

Fiona Kingdon studied Industrial Design, Craftsmanship and Furniture Restoration in the 90s. She then dedicated time to family and supporting young people with behavioural difficulties, but couldn’t be kept from working wood. Making chairs, guitars, lighting and cajon drums. Now, Fiona works in native and rescued timbers. Over many hours of hand cutting with a scrollsaw, intricate landscapes, silhouettes and …

lucinda clark textiles

Meet Lucinda Clark

In 2017 textile designer Lucinda Clark-Wright launched her award winning contemporary brand Cinda Clark Design. Cinda Clark Design specialises in printed collections inspired by grand London Art Deco architecture, geometric form and tonal colourways. Lucinda studied Textile Design at the School of Textiles in the Scottish borders then worked within Design and Product Development for homewares and fashion for over …

Judith Brown jewleler

Meet Jeweller Judith Brown

Judith Brown has been making jewellery since 2004, when she began hand stitching with wire; this technique was inspired by her studies of Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.   Since then her techniques have been refined and she has developed collections of jewellery which have an elegant, nostalgic feel. Her latest collection contains details inspired by delicate foliage and ferns. Other …

Katy O'Neil

Meet Katy O’Neil

In her Lancashire studio Katy O’Neil creates contemporary ceramic vessels and handmade ceramic jewellery. Her jewellery, which includes pendants, bracelets, earrings and brooches, is created from smooth black onyx porcelain or high fired white porcelain which are both strong and durable in order to give two distinct ranges. The clay is impressed with marks which are inspired by photographs taken …

Olive Pearson textile designer

Meet Olive Pearson and her luxurious knitted accessories

Olive Pearson is a designer-maker specialising in luxurious, knitted accessories. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, she creates slow-fashion pieces with beautiful colour combinations. Fascinated by spirograph as a child she has continued to explore repetition and applies that to her signature, small-scale, geometric patterns that play with perceptions. She finds inspiration for her designs all around – in everyday …

Rebecca Lawley at work

Meet Rebecca Lawley, designer silversmith

Rebecca Lawley studied silversmithing at Sheffield Hallam University graduating with a BA (hons) in 3D Metalwork and Jewellery in 1996. Her silverware has won acclaim from the beginning of her career to the present time. Along-side Rebecca’s silversmithing she has always made jewellery to commission. Recently Rebecca decided to create a couple of ranges of jewellery that compliments her tableware. …

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 …

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 …

Jessica Sherriff

Meet Jeweller Jessica Sherriff

Jessica Sherriff creates a unique range of contemporary acrylic jewellery.   Inspired by the colours and views of her beautiful surroundings, Jessica uses her own photographic images, from the overall landscape to close up trees and flowers, and displays them within the jewellery using a unique printing technique.   She uses the acrylic in a variety of thickness, and combines …