Teresa Winchester printmaker

Meet Brighton based printmaker Teresa Winchester

For our Flora & Fauna Exhibition we are delighted that printmaker Teresa Winchester is back with us again. Teresa is a printmaker who lives and works in Brighton on an ancient Columbian press dating back to 1842 at the BIP studio in Kemptown. She studied printmaking at Goldsmiths and has returned to working on lino prints in recent years after …

Hayley Crann - illustrator

Meet Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator, Hayley Louise Crann

Today we’d like you to meet Hayley Louise Crann, an illustrator and surface pattern designer from West Yorkshire. After spending most of her life with a pencil in her hand, she decided to study a degree in Surface Pattern Design at Leeds College of Art, and since then has never stopped being creative. With a love of the traditional method …

BCTF 2017 – a chance to catch up

So this time last week I was in Harrogate at the British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF). BCTF has been one of my favourite shows for over 12 years and is a three-day event at the Great Yorkshire Showground in beautiful Harrogate. This year, because of my support for this event over the years, I was a lucky recipient of a …

Alice Mara

Meet Ceramicist and Printmaker Alice Mara

Today we’d like you to meet Ceramicist and Printmaker Alice Mara Alice was born in 1972 in Wolverhampton and the family moved to Walthamstow in 1973 and then on to Lewes, East Sussex in 2012. Her late father, Tim Mara, was a brilliant printmaker and was very much an influence on the artistic path that she has taken over the years. …

Anne Crowther Textile Artist

Meet The Maker – Textile Artist Anne Crowther

Anne is one of our local textile artists and creates individually hand crafted textile accessories and artworks from recycled fabrics. Working in layers to achieve detailed embellished surfaces Anne draws, stitch by stitch, with her vintage wind-up sewing machine. Hand cut flower motifs, which are a feature of her work, are sewn onto the surface to create harmonious colour fields. …

Meet Jeweller Fi Mehra

Fi Mehra, (aka Fiona Alison Berry or FAB for short!) was accepted into the Birmingham School of Jewellery after discovering her passion for making jewellery at evening classes. Her training as a diamond mounter at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham was 3 years and Fi loved her time in Birmingham. Fi has now been designing and making silver and …

Clare Ashton

Meet The Maker – Textile Artist Clare Ashton

Clare is a textile artist working primarily in felt and print. Using British wool she makes beautiful items to use in daily life as she believes it is good for the soul to go beyond the utilitarian and into the aesthetic. Living and working in Todmorden, at the edge of the Pennines, she is surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife …

tools Caroline Reynolds

Meet The Maker – Jeweller Caroline Reynolds

Our spotlight this week is on jeweller Caroline Reynolds. Caroline takes her design inspiration from life, natural patterns and shapes. She feels she is embodying movement, light, texture and craftsmanship within her work. Her recent collection for Heart Gallery’s Spring 2017 exhibition, FLORA & FAUNA, is now with us. It takes its cues from botanical form and structure. This  includes …

March Meet The Maker on Instagram

Morning my lovelies, just popping on here with a quick post about the fabulous March Meet The Maker over on Instagram. I’m sure you will have been following this anyway if you are on Instagram even if you are not taking part in the challenge yourself. After getting a little frustrated that she couldn’t find an Instagram Challenge that she wanted …