Holly Clifford

Meet Holly Clifford – Art Jeweller

Holly describes herself as an Art Jeweller, crafting pieces of delicate and detailed wearable art celebrating the curious attraction we have to plants and the natural world. Encompassing ideas from outside the realm of jewellery, her work draws from illustration, great painters such as Monet and Klimt, as well as from old dioramic books. Drawing and painting are integral parts of her …

Hayley Priestley

Meet jeweller Hayley Priestley

Hayley finds there is an enchanting beauty when the strength of nature dominates a physical structure over time. She is fascinated by derelict buildings and objects that may seem abandoned and unloved, yet nature is drawn in like a magnet. Hayley’s jewellery reflects this journey. The techniques she uses invite growth and distortion to pieces she has already spent time …

Laura Bennett

Meet the Jeweller Laura Bennett

Since graduating from UCCA with a BA Hons (First Class) in Three Dimensional Design (Jewellery & Silversmithing), Laura has set up her practice in the heart of Southsea. Laura is involved in local art projects and exhibitions, including Making Space, Aspex and Strong Island aswell as stocking galleries and shops all over the UK. She also participates in annual selling …

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 …

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. …

Meet The Maker – Becky Cornes

Becky’s work is a journey into the unknown with a purpose to open up a dimension of experience that would otherwise remain hidden, the destination is only disclosed when she gets there. Nature and geometric formations inspire her paintings which have a starting point but then take their own form and direction during the process. Material experimentation and mark making …

Meet The Maker – Claire Troughton

Claire is a talented jewellery designer whose inspiration comes from the tiny creatures and plants that can be found in the hedgerows and forests of the English countryside. Individual ranges usually feature a matching suite of necklace, bracelet or bangle, ring and earrings. Mainly working in silver, Claire uses small areas of gold to highlight details of her designs, creating a distinctive style. After completing …