Meet local artist Kate Boyce

Kate lives in the hills above Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire with her two teenage daughters and has a studio in the valley not far from Heart Gallery. Kate studied surface pattern design at Staffordshire University in the late eighties and following that she was first a maker (mostly papier mache) and then a home textile and giftware designer. Kate …

Kate Boyce - Old Town Mill

Flow – an exhibition of handmade happiness

Flow – an exhibition of handmade happiness. This year the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival runs from 23.06.17 until 02.07.17 and has WATER as its theme. To tie in with this, FLOW is our exhibition of handmade happiness. Our artists find pleasure, happiness and lasting satisfaction in their activities that bring about a state of ‘flow’ characterised by complete absorption in …

Meet Hebden Bridge based artist, Pippa Dyrlaga

Pippa completed her Degree in Contemporary Art Practice at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006. After going out into the real world for a couple of years to work , the need to continue her art and her art education led Pippa back to the same university. Here she completed her MA in Art and Design and Curation which in 2011. …

Meet Yorkshire printmaker Sarah Harris

Meet Sarah Harris, one of our Yorkshire printmakers. Sarah’s work consists of limited edition screen prints that begin as pen drawings.  A limited colour palette is used throughout to enhance the line work, adding depth and interest through placement and tone. Having graduated in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design Sarah had previously spent her career working within …

Zoe Davidson Jeweller

Meet Orkney jeweller Zoe Davidson

We are delighted to introduce you to Zoe Davidson, a jeweller new to Heart Gallery for Spring/Summer 2017. Zoe lives in Stromness, Orkney, and started her business in May 2016. She produces jewellery which is all hand made, sculptural in form and inspired by her love for the island’s historic landscapes and ever-changing seas. She graduated in 2013 with a …

Meet Yorkshire based jeweller Evie Leach

Evie is a Yorkshire based jeweller working in Sterling Silver with semi-precious gemstones. She takes her inspiration from geometry found in architecture and nature to create her angular silver jewellery designs with clean lines. She uses traditional silversmithing techniques and accompanies her designs with semi-precious stones and beads to create an organic contrast to the lines of her silver shapes. …