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 …

Phiona Richards

Meet Artist Phiona Richards

Phiona is an award winning paper artist and book sculptor. Her work is directly linked to the ‘Make do and Mend’ ethos where people’s belongings were either given a new lease of life or repaired. Phiona takes inspiration from historical costume especially from the Victorian and Tudor Eras and the repetitive domestic chores that women used to perform. Traditional techniques …

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 …

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 …

Jennie McCall

Meet artist Jennie McCall

Scottish born artist Jennie McCall started her artistic career after gaining her BA Hons degree in Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic in the 1980s. Jennie is now based in the East Midlands and works from her rural retreat in the beautiful Welland Valley. Her current work brings together years of professional practice as a sculptor and illustrator. Her award winning work …

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. …

MERAKI

MERAKI

MERAKI is our Spring Show and launches Sunday 4th February 2018. This little blog post is to give you just a snippet of new work we will be showcasing from many artists, designers and makers new to Heart Gallery and to Hebden Bridge including this bunch of talented ladies you may already have heard of: Kathryn Parsons Jennie McCall Maxine …