Author Archives: Heart Gallery

Meet Julie Coghlan

Julie Coghlan

Julie Coghlan qualified as a Surface Pattern Designer in 1979 and has worked in the Art and Design industry ever since. In 2008 Julie graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Contemporary Applied Arts as a textile designer. Since graduating Julie has established a successful business in Caldbeck in the English Lake District, recently […]


Small Business Saturday

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 […]


Christmas At Heart Gallery

CHRISTMAS AT HEART is our annual Christmas Exhibition championing the very best of British designers, makers and artists. We’ve lost count of how many talented creatives we have worked with over the years … but it’s a lot! Those relationships have been ever so important to us and many of them have become great friends. […]

Meet the founder of British Brand Bright Corner – Chloe Harrison

Chloe Harrison outside her garden workshop

Chloe Harrison founded Bright Corner after having her first baby.   Chloe searched for a simple, sophisticated and safe nightlight for the nursery and couldn’t find anything made from natural wood. So she started sketching ideas at her living room table to design her own. Her vision soon evolved to create a range of lights […]

Anna Roebuck – a recycling artist

Anna roebuck

Anna Roebuck, based at The Making House in Burton on Trent, is an artist who focuses on using recycled materials, in particular, recycled plastics; transforming waste in to unique jewellery and lighting and fun sculptures. In doing this, she hopes to encourage people to consider issues around waste, recycling and sustainability and to challenge people’s […]


Kate Lycett Raffle

IT’S BACK! From now until Christmas Eve we are selling raffle tickets for a mystery gift wrapped limited edition sighed framed print by our talented and much loved local artist Kate Lycett. This print is wrapped and displayed on the wall in our Picture Gallery. Raffle tickets are available in person only during our opening […]

Meet Ceramic Designer Rebecca Perry

Rebecca Perry

Rebecca Perry considers herself to be a ceramic designer.   Her ceramic practice is driven by her expressive drawings, with the abstract shapes deriving from the natural world; looking at impressions of trees, running water and rock formations within the landscape. The marks and lines that are produced become intuitive as she uses the surface […]

Meet jewellery designer Melissa James

Melissa James in Devon

Melissa James began designing jewellery over twenty years ago from a room in her Perthshire home. Now based in Devon, she has a new workspace in which to create and be inspired.  Over the years the enterprise has travelled with her from Cornwall to India and Africa and inspiration has come from the stones found […]

Meet Jeweller Jessica Sherriff

Jessica Sherriff

Jessica Sherriff creates a unique range of contemporary acrylic jewellery.   Inspired by the colours and views of her beautiful surroundings, Jessica uses her own photographic images, from the overall landscape to close up trees and flowers, and displays them within the jewellery using a unique printing technique.   She uses the acrylic in a […]

Temporary Measure – New to us

Emma Smalley and her Alpacas

Our Temporary Measure collection might be new to us but we have known Emma for 13 years and it has been a joy to see her business grow from it’s humble beginnings peddling from her gorgeous little shop in Keswick. If you never got there then you did miss a treat I have to tell […]

Autumn has arrived!


Well my friends, we had two seasons in one weekend didn’t we? Saturday was cracking the flags with lovely warm September sunshine and Sunday was cracking the flags with valley raindrops! Now there has been a shift in seasons and the leaves are changing colour to remind us that Autumn is here it made us […]

Meet Jan Scott

Jan Scott ceramics

Working from her studio in Lancashire Jan Scott creates a range of functional and decorative ceramics inspired by urban and rural landscapes.   Her subjects involve population, decay, regeneration and the passage of time. Jan’s `people’ range of vessels and wall art have individually hand drawn motifs; some left unglazed and sanded for a smooth […]

Meet Jeweller Abby Filer

abby filer

Abby is a contemporary fashion jewellery designer/maker. Abby works in silver, printed aluminium and precious stones to create fun, feminine and easily wearable pieces of jewellery. Abby’s inspiration comes from her love of the bold and colourful 1960’s design era. She  combines this with her childhood memories of growing up the picturesque surroundings of Summerseat. […]

Meet Heather Everitt and her embroidered butterflies

Heather Everitt

Heather Everitt is inspired by nature with a particular fascination in bugs, butterflies and moths. She has an honours degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in fashion and textiles, with a chief study in embroidery. Heather creates highly detailed art embroideries that can be hung on the wall as a single statement piece or, as is […]

Valérie Wartelle – a contemporary fibre artist

Valérie Wartelle

Valérie Wartelle is a contemporary fibre artist whose main fascination lies within the manipulation of fibres and textiles as an expressive art form. Taking the rural environment as her inspiration, she explores long-term interests of texture, colour, layering and process to create contemplative and ethereal wall hung artworks. Valérie’s primary practice is wet felting; a […]

Meet designer/maker Jayne Middlebrook

Jayne Middlebrook

Jayne Middlebrook designs and makes contemporary lace anchored in a long tradition of Nottingham Lace-making. Jayne responds to changing demands of the interiors and fashion world, as lace-makers always have. Her original work includes wearable lace jewellery, gifts and homewares. In 2016, the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum approached Jayne to supply their gift shop with […]

Meet self taught artist Lucy Brasher

Lucy Brasher

‘The cat in the shoe’ is the creation of Lucy Brasher a self taught textile artist. Working from her studio in Dorset, Lucy’s work focuses on the animal form incorporating the human element. Her work has a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone, much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them. All […]

Meet Fine Artist Marna Lunt

Marna Lunt artist

Marna Lunt is a fine artist that has changed mediums from oil paint to thread, inspired by the landscape from her childhood home on the North Yorkshire Moors.   She uses thread in thick layers as though it was paint, building texture and colour with wool, linen, cotton and both old and new hand-dyed and […]

Meet Yorkshire Artist Rachael Singleton

Rachael Singleton

Rachael is an experimental textile and mixed media artist. She has explored many fields such as ceramics, art journaling, landscape watercolours and the more traditional areas of embroidery and textiles which inform her current work. She finds a deep satisfaction in the synthesis of materials and ideas where her work brings together creative thought and […]

Meet Textile Artist Barbara Shaw

Barbara Shaw

Barbara Shaw creates art in textiles by ‘painting’ with fabric.   Being self-taught, Barbara’s work has developed a unique, distinctive, Impressionist style. Her pictures are built up with many layers of carefully selected scraps of material, which are hand-stitched together. From a distance the artwork looks painterly but close up all the texture of the […]

Meet Artist Jemima Fisher

Jemima Fisher

Jemima Fisher has been a practicing artist since graduating from Falmouth Art College in 1995. She studied a degree in Fine Art Sculpture where she learned a large range of skills and techniques. From there Jemima went into community arts in the North East of England, working in schools, running workshops and working collaboratively on […]

Meet gentle soul and artist Lucy Pendrick

Lucy Pendrick at lavender farm

Lucy Pendrick was a child that dreamt amongst the leaves and ached to feed her bare warm toes in cool mud. Nature was her ever-generous treasure chest, gifting her sweet finds of nibbled nuts and pearlescent shells. She would store them for quiet admiration in used matchboxes and discarded camera film cases. Her struggles through […]

Claire Louise Mather – Contemporary Artist

Claire Louise Mather work in progress

Claire Louise Mather is a Yorkshire based contemporary artist who creates stitched drawings and threaded paintings. Claire’s work focuses on exploring the transformative nature of exhausted materials through ascribing them a new status. Old maps and vintage book pages are regenerated into a fabric canvas and then, using the needle as a pen, these sometimes […]

Meet our BCTF Best Newcomer winner – Faye Hall

Faye Hall BCTF

It was fabulous to see the usual high standard of work at BCTF; this is our favourite Trade Show and pretty much on our doorstep. There was a nice mix of newcomer and established maker at BCTF this year. The calibre of stand display made the event a visual delight, as always. There seemed to […]

Corinne Young – Textile artist

Corrine Young

Corinne is a textile artist who creates embroidered 3D artwork using handmade linen paper and vintage fabrics. Corinne’s work is inspired by the flowers and insects she studies in her garden, antique botanical books and the artefacts to be found in historic houses. The floral aspect gives her work its colour, texture and form, and […]