Author Archives: Heart Gallery

Meet Beth Pegler

Beth Pegler

Beth Pegler is a mum of four living and working from her home in Sheffield. Beth started making her textile jewellery when her youngest child was about a year old and she knew that she didn’t want to go back to teaching for a while. Beth now juggles her small business with looking after the […]

Angie Hughes – textile artist

Angie Hughes Textile Artist

Angie Hughes is an artist and tutor from Ledbury in the beautiful county of Herefordshire. Her work is largely influenced by the natural world particularly plant forms. Studying City & Guilds Embroidery in the 90s taught her to experiment with different materials and techniques and this would be the way that she would always start […]

FIBRE – Textile Exhibition at Heart Gallery

FIBRE at Heart Gallery

Hebden Bridge has a Fustian Cutters Knife in St George’s Square that is a tribute to the history of our local trade. The fast flowing, soft water Pennine streams were ideal for the production of Fustian, a heavy duty material. As late as 1970, the town boasted 4 weaving sheds, 3 dye houses and over […]

Meet Artist and Printmaker Rachel Thornton

Rachel Thornton

Rachel Thornton lives and works in the rural North Yorkshire town of High Bentham. She graduated from a Fine Arts Degree in 2013 where she was awarded with a First. During her studies she exhibited world wide and had work accepted into exhibitions such as the Wrexham International Print Exhibition which toured the UK. She […]

Meet Artist Demelsa Haughton

Demelsa Haughton Artist

Demelsa Haughton is a painter of whimsical and magical imagery. From the bright setting of a tiny ladybird village (complete with corner shop) to the gloomy darkness of a forest filled with gnarly trees that were once children… her work creates a sense of wonder and gives a snapshot of imaginary worlds and characters, often […]

Meet Artist and Designer Ruth Holly

Ruth holly

Ruth Holly is an artist, designer and creator of Ruth Holly, an independent brand offering a unique collection of lifestyle products.   Ruth specialises in sourcing, and developing unique photographic finds into beautiful designs for everyday living.  She combines natural elements, urban influences and contemporary trends. Each collection includes; cushions, lampshades, art prints, placemats, notebooks […]

Meet Jeweller Vanessa Miller

Vanessa Miller Jeweller

Vanessa Miller graduated from Birmingham’s prestigious School of Jewellery (BCU) with Distinction in Jewellery and Silversmithing (HND) in 2016. She is now based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter Vanessa is an Artist in Residence at the School of Jewellery Birmingham where she trained. She is always a Maker-Tutor for the Crafts Council project ‘Make Your […]

Meet Jewellery Katharine Yelland

Katharine Yelland Jeweller

Katharine Yelland designs and hand-makes her collections of silver and gold jewellery from her home studio in the North Yorkshire countryside. She has been designing and making jewellery for about twenty five years and has always loved making things and being creative. Katharine is inspired by her surroundings and enjoys being out and about walking […]

Charlotte Miller – Bournemouth based Ceramicist showcasing her work at Heart Gallery

Charlotte Miller Ceramicist

Charlotte Miller is a Bournemouth based ceramicist who creates handmade sculptures and tableware inspired by domestic animals and the peculiarities of the British. Her anthropomorphic, whimsical budgie sculptures are both endearing and nostalgic, whilst her range of quirky tableware is a tribute to the eccentric and the kitsch. As a child, Charlotte became a keen […]

Meet Jeweller Daisy Lee-Overton

Daisy Lee-Overton Jeweller

Since graduating from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, Daisy has set up her studio in the heart of Sheffield city centre not far from the Peak District where she grew up. The rolling hills of the Peaks with their soft curves and expansive greenery inspire both Daisy’s bespoke collection of ‘Rural Rings’ […]

Meet Printmaker Celia Hart

Celia Hart Artist

Celia Hart works without a press, producing hand burnished linocuts and woodcuts on Japanese papers. She enjoys using the negative and positive shapes and the marks of the chisels; this creates depth and variety in the composition. After gaining a degree in Visual Communication at Brighton, Celia worked for publishers as a designer and illustrator. […]

Linda Southwell – Ceramicist

Linda Southwell

Meet Linda Southwell here at Heart Gallery for Christmas 2018: As a child Linda had the freedom of growing up on a dairy farm. She was always outside and was very connected to the land and nature: she respected it and never tired of its beauty. Her Mum passed on her knowledge of plants and […]

New jewellery collection from Louise Vaessen-Walker

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 […]

Kate Lycett Christmas Raffle Draw for Watermark Fund

Kate Lycett Christmas Raffle

From 1st December until Christmas Eve we are selling raffle tickets for a mystery gift wrapped limited edition 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 hours […]

Rachel Butlin is with us again folks!

Rachel Butlin Jeweller

Rachel Butlin first exhibited her stunning high end, mixed media jewellery with us as part of our Summer 2017 exhibition EMERGE. She has had an incredible 3 years since being accepted as a member of Design Nation in 2015. Rachel has certainly been one to watch since being selected for Hothouse 17, the Crafts Council’s […]

Meet Ceramicist Diane Griffin

Diane Griffin Ceramics

Diane Griffin discovered a love for clay at an early age. She went on to study Ceramics at degree level and has been working with ceramics ever since.   The inspiration for Diane’s work stems from a trip to Jerusalem many years ago where she visited the Wailing Wall.  The thousands of wishes and prayers […]


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 […]

Picture This! A black and white 2019 calendar by local photography group based in Old Town

picture this calendar

Well here it is folks … another beauty from local camera group Picture This! based in Old Town. Picture This! is a photography group based in Hebden Bridge Old Town, West Yorkshire. This group was formed in the summer of 2011 by Geoff Matthews who wanted to break the mould from a typical (often competitive) […]

Meet Jeweller Tracey Birchwood

Tracey Birchwood

Tracey Birchwood graduated in 3-Dimensional Design from Brighton University where she majored in ceramics. She grew up in Manchester and after her degree it just felt right for her to move back home. Tracey loves to make fiddly things so making jewellery was such a natural progression. Her work has developed from porcelain vases to […]

Meet Ceramicist Charlotte Hupfield

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 […]

Meet Ann Charlish

Ann Charlish

Ann Charlish creates individually handcrafted bags and accessories.   As a maker, Ann draws her inspiration from patterns, textures and structures found within the natural environment. She explores these images through a range of observational drawings, mark making techniques and mono print processes, which are then developed to create her designs. She applies her designs […]

Meet Alice Pattullo, an illustrator based in East London

Alice Pattullo

Alice Pattullo is an illustrator based in East London.   Research is at the heart of her practice, and her work is often inspired by British folk tradition and superstition. Alice is inspired by mid-century design and therefore strives to create a nostalgic aesthetic in her own work through colour choices and composition. Originally from […]



Please join us Friday 16th November between 5pm and 7pm for a preview of all the new collections now with us for Christmas.  Many of our regular artists/designers and makers have created new pieces for us and we are introducing lots of new work by UK artists that have not exhibited in Hebden Bridge before. […]

Meet Artist Clare Caulfield

Clare Caulfield Artist

Clare is a Saltaire based artist and printmaker whose work is inspired by her travels to some of the world’s greatest cities, many of which she returns to again and again drawing on new ideas each time. Her collection includes Paris, Venice, New York, Rome, Prague, Istanbul and Sydney.   Most recently she has visited […]

Sarah Harris Printmaker – new limited edition prints now with us

Sarah Harris printmaker

Hello my friends, how’s September for you so far? I don’t have any ‘young’ at home anymore so no longer get that feeling of relief when the school term starts again after a long Summer holiday but many of our customers do! They are so shell shocked come the start of September we don’t see […]