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 …

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 …

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. …

Abby Frances

Meet Jeweller Abby Frances

For strength and rigidity, for endless possibilities in manipulation, for the deployment of subtle metallic hues and for their inherent preciousness, Abby’s materials of choice are silver and gold.   The exploration of composition, pattern, layering, shape, structure and colour play an important role for Abby. A decorative grate in the road, the repetition in shapes of windows in an …