Category Archives: West Yorkshire

Meet Designer Maker Josephine Gomersall

Josephine Gomersall

Josephine Gomersall is a Designer Maker based in Sheffield, UK. She studied Surface Pattern design and Textile Design, specialising in print, before doing a Master of Arts degree in Design, with specialism in Jewellery & Metalwork. She launched herself as an emerging maker at New Designers exhibition 2017 with Sheffield Hallam University graduates. As an […]

Sunday Best 20th August 2017

Sunday Best

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring another selection of work by designer/makers taking part in our Summer exhibition with Design Factory, EMERGE. Our MEET THE MAKER event with Design Factory is TODAY so do come along from 2-5pm and meet many of the fifteen designer/makers taking part in one beautiful space. […]

Meet Artist Kate Kato

Kate Kato

Using recycled materials Kate Kato tries to capture the delicate detail and beauty found in nature. Kate’s work is influenced by plants, insects and found objects which she recreates as intricate, life-sized sculptures and arranges carefully into collections and dioramas. She has always been fascinated by the natural world and documenting what she discovers has […]

Meet Jeweller Rachel Butlin

Rachel Butlin

Rachel Butlin seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary interactive and wearable jewellery producing a range of high end , mixed material wearable pieces.   Rachel loves to challenge the way in which people perceive a piece, by creating small scale sculpture that can be worn on the body, in a way chosen by the […]

Meet Ceramicist Harriet Elkerton

Harriet Elkerton

Harriet Elkerton would like to envelop you in a handcrafted existence. Her objects, with their unassuming simplicity, are designed for living, for enhancing everyday pleasures. Natural materials, plants and food play a key role in this lifestyle; Harriet uses these elements in her display, on hand-constructed shelves and tables, suggesting how easily these pieces will […]

Sunday 20th August 2017 – Meet The Maker Event

Emerge

Fifteen designer makers are showcasing their work over the summer with us from 30th July to 8th October 2017 with our MEET THE MAKER event this Sunday 20th August from 12 – 5pm. We are delighted to be chosen by The Design Factory as the venue for EMERGE 2017.  Please join us to find out […]

Meet Holly Clifford – Art Jeweller

Holly Clifford

Holly describes herself as an Art Jeweller, crafting pieces of delicate and detailed wearable art celebrating the curious attraction we have to plants and the natural world. Encompassing ideas from outside the realm of jewellery, her work draws from illustration, great painters such as Monet and Klimt, as well as from old dioramic books. Drawing and painting […]

Meet Ceramicist Eva Radulova

Eva Radulova

ERADU Ceramics was established by London-based ceramicist Eva Radulova, in 2015 straight after Eva completed her MA in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the UK ceramic industry. Eva loves working with both bone china and porcelain, appreciating the pure-white colour of bone china and the opportunities for producing fine colour variations with porcelain. Eva is inspired […]

Sunday Best 13th August 2017

Sunday Best

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring another 6 new designer/makers taking part in our Summer exhibition with Design Factory, EMERGE. EMERGE runs until 8th October with our fabulous MEET THE MAKER event on Sunday 20th August where most of the 15 designer/makers taking part will be with us from 12 – […]

Meet Jeweller Emma Goward

Emma Goward

For Emma every piece of jewellery has its own story and meaning, inspired by special moments in her life and reflecting thoughts and feelings that we all share. From first dates to throwing away old shoes, from missing your garden to walking in the woods as a child, Emma creates pieces with a strong individual […]

Meet Ceramicist Diane Griffin

Diane griffin

The inspiration for Diane’s work stems from a trip to Jerusalem she made many years ago. Diane visited the Wailing Wall and was intrigued by the thousands of wishes and prayers written on paper and crammed between the stones in the wall. She loves this idea of leaving something of yourself, perhaps something very personal, […]

Meet Jeweller Caroline Draper

Caroline Draper

Caroline draws on her extensive travel and life experiences in India to explore a fascination with geometry, symmetry and repetition. Fifteen years ago Caroline left a full time career as a nursing sister to relocate to New Delhi with her family. Bombarded on a daily basis, the rich colours, exotic scents, eclectic tastes, cacophony of […]

Sunday Best 6th August 2017

Sunday Best

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring another 6 new designer/makers taking part in our Summer exhibition with Design Factory, EMERGE. EMERGE runs until 8th October with our fabulous MEET THE MAKER event on Sunday 20th August where most of the 15 designer/makers taking part will be with us from 12 – […]

Meet Jeweller Amy Leigh

Amy Leigh

The essence of Amy’s work is a fascination with materials changing state from liquid to solid. Amy graduated with First class honours in Design Crafts from De Montfort University (DMU) in 2014, specialising in Jewellery Design and Metal Work. Her degree show collection of contemporary jewellery sculptures  gained her a space exhibiting at New Designers […]

EMERGE – Fifteen designer/makers in one beautiful space

Emerge

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.   […]

Meet jeweller Hayley Priestley

Hayley Priestley

Hayley finds there is an enchanting beauty when the strength of nature dominates a physical structure over time. She is fascinated by derelict buildings and objects that may seem abandoned and unloved, yet nature is drawn in like a magnet. Hayley’s jewellery reflects this journey. The techniques she uses invite growth and distortion to pieces […]

Meet artist and printmaker Katy Mai Webster

Katy Mai Webster

Katy Mai Webster is an artist and printmaker based in the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales.   Since graduating, she has developed a range of ceramic jewellery, cards and accessories based on her original screen prints and illustrations. Her ceramic jewellery and landscapes are inspired by the coastal area around her home, especially the tiny details of nature such […]

Meet ceramicist Kirsti Hannah Brown

Kirsti Hannah Brown

Kirsti hand builds ceramic vessels influenced by the sea, beaches and cliffs around Wales and Scotland and exhibits across the UK. The decoration on Kirsti’s pots evokes shorelines, waves and landscape featuring her distinctive vivid turquoise glaze.   Kirsti exhibits across the UK and delivers ceramic workshops in North Wales and the North West. Her shapes […]

Meet the Jeweller Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett

Since graduating from UCCA with a BA Hons (First Class) in Three Dimensional Design (Jewellery & Silversmithing), Laura has set up her practice in the heart of Southsea. Laura is involved in local art projects and exhibitions, including Making Space, Aspex and Strong Island aswell as stocking galleries and shops all over the UK. She […]

Meet Jeweller Holly McAfee

Holly MCAfee

Holly graduated with a BDes(hons) degree in Jewellery and Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland, in 2010. Since then she has regularly exhibited in and stocked galleries and jewellers throughout the UK. Holly enjoys making meticulously finished jewellery that will be worn for years to come, and […]

Meet designer Maddie Chambers

MADDIE CHAMBERS

Also the Bison was founded by London-based designer Maddie Chambers to showcase artwork from her graduate collection. In October 2016 Also the Bison participated in the Emerging Talent Showcase, selected by Rosie Wolfenden, co-founder of Tatty Devine, at Handmade Edinburgh. Maddie specialises in creating luxury silk satin scarves in a variety of sizes, as well […]

Meet jeweller Maike Browning

Maike Browning

Maike makes tactile, delicate jewellery, inspired by natural forms, textiles and her travels – from the wildflowers of the hills of Scotland to the sparkling textiles and temples of India. Maike adds sparks of colour to her work using a variety of ethically sourced precious stones, adding another element to catch the eye. She works […]

Meet artist/ceramicist Perry Walmsley-Pitts

Perry Walmsley-Pitts

Perry grew up on the edge of the Potteries, spending her time as a child surrounded by the rich history of the ceramics industry. She always knew she wanted to be an artist. Since being introduced to Porcelain on the Art Foundation course, at Newcastle-under-Lyme College in 2000, it was immediately apparent to her that […]

Meet artist Christine Pike

Christine Pike

Christine uses mainly Earthstone Smooth and her own paper clay to produce wildlife and figurative sculptures.   She keeps colouring to a minimum and uses light washes of oxides and stains before firing her sculptures to 1240 ºC.  When cooled and ready to finish Christine will use pigments and sometimes an application of Dutch metal leaf. […]

Meet Christina Oswin

Christina Oswin

Christina has been designing and making jewellery since 2003 and has a shop in Frome, Somerset. Her collections can also be found in shops and galleries throughout the British Isles.   Christina is a Fairtrade licensee and she only uses Fairtrade or recycled gold and silver in her pieces and all the gemstones are fair-mined or […]