Perry Walmsley-Pitts

Meet artist/ceramicist Perry Walmsley-Pitts

Perry grew up on the edge of the Potteries, spending her time as a child surrounded by the rich history of the ceramics industry. She always knew she wanted to be an artist. Since being introduced to Porcelain on the Art Foundation course, at Newcastle-under-Lyme College in 2000, it was immediately apparent to her that she had an affinity with …

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 The Maker – Kate Thorburn

Kate is a Yorkshire based surface pattern designer having a background in both ceramic and card design. She completed an MA in ceramic design at Staffordshire University in 2007 and successfully launched her debut collection of ceramics in September 2014. All of Kate’s ceramics are proudly made in Stoke-on-Trent in one of the only potteries that still manufacture creamware ceramics. …

Meet The Maker – Alex Allday

Alex is a Ceramic and Surface Pattern Designer who produces decorative ceramic wares with distinctive surface pattern details and qualities. Inspired by the fusion of traditional patterns and styles, her work combines a variety of techniques and processes to create a diverse range of surface designs for decorative and commercial wares. Alex explores with producing interesting surface qualities and textures …