Louise Vaessen-Walker

New jewellery collection from Louise Vaessen-Walker

We first introduced you to Louise Vaessen-Walker back in the summer. Her Allora collection was with us for those gloriously sunny months and our customers loved it. We hope that this Autumn/Winter her Medina collection is just as popular … it’s perfect for party season! Her Medina collection is inspired by the rich beauty of Morocco, combining Islamic, Moorish and …

Small Business Saturday

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2018

Now I know you support us all year round, which we are delighted about, but this non-commercial campaign just wants to highlight this every year on the first Saturday of December. All you need to do is stay local and shop local and support all the wonderful independent businesses in your town and on your doorstep, simple. Each year, AMERICAN …

Charlotte Hupfield

Meet Ceramicist Charlotte Hupfield

Charlotte Hupfield is a ceramic designer/maker based in the heart of Northamptonshire, UK, creating individually handmade one-off ceramic pieces from her studio at home. It is here that she enjoys spending time on commissions, personalised orders and bespoke natural designs while drinking tea.     Graduating from Coventry University in 2008 with a BA Hons degree in Surface Decoration, Charlotte used this time to explore and specialise in …

Jodie Hook - Jeweller

Jodie Hook – Meet The Maker – Jeweller

Jodie Hook’s  passion for jewellery making started when she was a young girl. At the age of 17, her art teacher introduced her to the wonders of working with silver and it was at this point that her creative fervour in the world of jewellery was cemented. After studying a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery …

Fiona Bates

Fiona Bates – Meet The Maker – Ceramicist

Fiona Bates was born in Australia, but grew up on the South Coast of England moving to London to study ceramics at St. Martin’s Central School of Art and Design before completing an MA at UWE Bristol in Making and Archiving. She has been working with clay for over 25 years and has been recognised for her unique and unusual …

Jessica Langford

Meet Artist Jessica Langford

Jessica Langford is a contemporary Applied Artist who has a passion for bold wearable art, illustration and glass. Jessica loves tactile pieces that make someone just want to pick it up and feel it and would like to create this feeling about her own work. She has worked in materials such as sterling silver, glass, perspex, leather and threads to …

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 …

Lizzie Weir

Meet Jeweller Lizzie Weir

Meet Lizzie, a jeweller from Gloucestershire new to Heart Gallery and Hebden Bridge for Summer 2018. We are delighted to be showcasing Lizzie’s FLOTSAM collection. this has been inspired by her collection of beach combed flotsam and jetsam. Lizzie doesn’t just collect the driftwood that has been contorted into different shapes but picks up everyday items that have been on …

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 …