Benjamin Partridge - The Owlery

Meet printmaker Benjamin Partridge

Created by Benjamin Partridge, The Owlery focuses on the development of surface pattern design, developing complex or interesting surface patterns from single motifs. The Owlery produce bold and individual home and giftware using lino cut and screen print surface designs featuring animal based designs. Print designs are predominantly inspired by the British woodland and current affairs relating to the protection …

Kate Welton

Meet Ceramicist Kate Welton

Kate Welton gained her 1st Class BA (Hons) Design Crafts at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2015 and immediately won Potclays Graduate Award 2015.   Potclays is a 4th generation, family owned and managed business operating primarily as a clay manufacturer and a supplier of a wide range of materials and equipment for ceramic. They have been in the clay …

Emerge

EMERGE – Fifteen designer/makers in one beautiful space

We are delighted to be chosen by The Design Factory as the venue for EMERGE 2017. Heart Gallery is a member of this great creative development agency so working with its Emerge members means we can support them and help them develop best practices in the early stages of establishing their new creative businesses.   This is the latest in …

sandy gardner

Meet artist Sandy Gardner

Sandy spent much of her life growing up near Grange over Sands in the Cumbrian Lake District and after moving around here, there and back again, she moved up the hill to Lancaster. She feels incredibly lucky that her home has a massive bay window that looks out over the city. This panoramic view induces moments of clarity, inspires her …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best featuring local artists

Morning folks! It’s the last day of Hebden Bridge Open Studios today and the weather pixies have been really kind. So many of you have visited and it’s been super busy thank you. Today’s Sunday Best features those artists we stock all year round that have opened their studio spaces this week for you to visit. Don’t forget you can …

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 …

Meet The Maker – Hannah Staniforth

Hannah is currently on the starter studio program for Ceramicists at Yorkshire Artspace. She works from the Manor Oaks premises where she creates thrown and hand built ceramics out of terracotta. Expressive mark making is important to Hannah and her work uses controlled and uncontrolled methods of mark making by the use of coloured slips which are applied to the …

Meet The Maker – Anna Baldwin

Anna makes all her jewellery by hand, working mainly in silver, gold, and semi-precious stones, and loves creating beautiful, contemporary, wearable pieces. Her designs have an organic, tactile feel, often incorporating hammering and shaping techniques to create a sense of movement. Anna gains inspiration from many different sources including light, texture, and natural and fluid forms. She also gains many …

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 …