Kit Anderson

Meet Artist Kit Anderson

Kit Anderson is the artist behind Foto Ceramica. She works from her Nottingham studio where she makes a range of hand-built and slip-cast vessels, wall pieces , planters and jewellery. Kit studied and exhibited as a photographer for many years. Eventually her love of ceramics led to 26 years as a ceramic teacher and technician. Kit’s simple idea was to …

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 …

Joanna Wakefield

Meet Jeweller Joanna Wakefield

Joanna is a designer jeweller working from her studio in York. Joanna’s original training culminated in a Degree in Design, specialising in Textiles, which was no surprise having grown up in a family environment of 3 generations of needlewomen. Her degree took her into work as a Fair Trade designer. She travelled extensively around the world developing traditional handicrafts with producer groups …

Helen Shere

Meet Jeweller Helen Shere

Helen makes jewellery that is inspired by illustration and is based on natural themes such as birds and trees, produced in a distinctively quirky style that is instantly recognisable. After graduating from the University of Derby with a design degree in 2004, Helen knew that her real passion was to make jewellery, and set about learning how to do that. …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best – Valentine’s Day

Just dipping in here to post some suggestions for Valentine’s Day. It has completely crept up on us here at Heart Gallery and we really can’t believe it’s nearly the middle of February already can you? Celebrate Valentines Day with us … we have lots of lovely affordable small romantic gestures. If you don’t have a budget then the whole …

Christmas at Heart

3 days of blissful Christmas shopping all under one roof

Just a wee post my friends with some suggestions for those of you who are possibly not as organised as some with Christmas just the other side of this weekend … have to admit I wasn’t really up to speed myself this year! I ended up with my run around Hebden Bridge this week instead of the first week in …

Adele Taylor - Jeweller

Meet Jeweller Adele Taylor

Adele studied three dimensional design, silversmithing and jewellery at Sheffield Polytechnic and established her jewellery business soon after with a grant from the Princes Youth Business Trust. The interplay of different colours of metal, both naturally occurring and chemically altered has always interested Adele. Consequently she continually experiments with the use of different metals such as silver, gold, copper and …

Christmas at Heart

CHRISTMAS AT HEART

Well we can’t ignore it any longer can we my friends? Christmas will soon be upon us … in fact Christmas Eve is 6 weeks today to be precise about it! We hope you are making those lists and checking them twice of course but to help you with some decisions we are opening late this coming Friday, 17th November …

Emerge

Last few days of EMERGE

Well, what a lovely exhibition EMERGE with the DESIGN FACTORY has been; we are all really sad it will be coming to an end this Sunday, 8th October. We featured all 15 designer/makers here on the blog (little reminder below for you) and half of them were with us on Sunday 20th August to chat to our customers about their …