Carol Kitchen at work

Meet designer Carol Jackson-Kitchen

Carol Jackson-Kitchen has worked in the design industry for nearly 20 years, however ,working in Ceramics is a relatively new medium for her but one which she loves and feels passionate to develop. Having graduated from the University of Northumbria in 1995 with a degree in fashion design, Carol began her 15 year career as a fashion designer. She worked …

Rowena Gilbert

Meet award winning British Artist Designer Maker, Rowena Gilbert

Rowena Gilbert’s ceramic work is a celebration of the natural world informed by her travels and her coastal home town of Brighton. Following a trip to Thailand, experiments with new colour palettes led to an unintentional spread of hundreds of turquoise blue swatches spread out in her studio like tiny tiles. Rowena, daughter of fine artist Terence Gilbert, was creating …

Christmas At Heart Gallery

CHRISTMAS AT HEART

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. This week it is the …

Rebecca Perry

Meet Ceramic Designer 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 as a vehicle for her …

Diane Griffin Ceramics

Meet Ceramicist Diane Griffin

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 written on paper and crammed …

Charlotte Hupfield

Meet Ceramicist 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 to explore and specialise in …

Fiona Bates

Fiona Bates – Meet The Maker – Ceramicist

Fiona Bates was born in Australia, but grew up on the South Coast of England moving to London to study ceramics at St. Martin’s Central School of Art and Design before completing an MA at UWE Bristol in Making and Archiving. She has been working with clay for over 25 years and has been recognised for her unique and unusual …

Katie Bentley

Meet Ceramicist Katie Bentley

Katie Bentley Ceramics was established in 2015 after Katie graduated from the University of Sunderland with a degree in Glass & Ceramics. Creating beautiful pieces for peoples homes as well as functional ceramics to fit in with every day life is her passion. Working in porcelain clay gives her great satisfaction due to the difficulty that this clay can produce …

Kit Anderson

Meet Artist Kit Anderson

Kit Anderson is the artist behind Foto Ceramica. She works from her Nottingham studio where she makes a range of hand-built and slip-cast vessels, wall pieces , planters and jewellery. Kit studied and exhibited as a photographer for many years. Eventually her love of ceramics led to 26 years as a ceramic teacher and technician. Kit’s simple idea was to …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best – Valentine’s Day

Just dipping in here to post some suggestions for Valentine’s Day. It has completely crept up on us here at Heart Gallery and we really can’t believe it’s nearly the middle of February already can you? Celebrate Valentines Day with us … we have lots of lovely affordable small romantic gestures. If you don’t have a budget then the whole …

Christmas at Heart

3 days of blissful Christmas shopping all under one roof

Just a wee post my friends with some suggestions for those of you who are possibly not as organised as some with Christmas just the other side of this weekend … have to admit I wasn’t really up to speed myself this year! I ended up with my run around Hebden Bridge this week instead of the first week in …

Christmas at Heart

CHRISTMAS AT HEART

Well we can’t ignore it any longer can we my friends? Christmas will soon be upon us … in fact Christmas Eve is 6 weeks today to be precise about it! We hope you are making those lists and checking them twice of course but to help you with some decisions we are opening late this coming Friday, 17th November …

Emerge

Last few days of EMERGE

Well, what a lovely exhibition EMERGE with the DESIGN FACTORY has been; we are all really sad it will be coming to an end this Sunday, 8th October. We featured all 15 designer/makers here on the blog (little reminder below for you) and half of them were with us on Sunday 20th August to chat to our customers about their …

Meet Ceramicist Katie Lowe

Katie Lowe is a contemporary maker in the field of slip casting ceramics. Katie graduated from NTU in 2015 after completing the Decorative Arts BA (Hons) course which is one of the most established 2D and 3D design and craft-based courses in the UK accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers. With a focus on simplicity and the beauty within …

Judit Esztergomi

Meet Ceramicist Judit Esztergomi

Judit makes wheel-thrown and press-moulded tableware from high-firing clays: functional and simple pots, which are meant to be used every day. Eating, drinking and sharing are those moments which create an intimacy between the pot and its holder, and change the average into special. Judit considers herself an honest craftswoman: her pots lack philosophical and deep artistic thoughts, but they …

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 …

Harriet Elkerton

Meet Ceramicist 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 fit into a domestic environment. …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best – 30th July 2017

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring 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 – 5pm. Amy Leigh – Jewellery Diane …

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 …

Katy Mai Webster

Meet artist and printmaker 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 as fossils, wild flowers, pebbles and lichen. …

Kirsti Hannah Brown

Meet ceramicist 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 are either figurative featuring vivid …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best 18th June 2017

Here’s your Sunday Best for 18th June. Happy Father’s Day folks! We all love our Dad’s so here’s a little snippet of what you could be giving him today. Kirsti Hannah Brown – ceramic planters Gemma Colson – functional cutlery Picto watch Andy Poplar – etched glass Jane Revitt – Ordnance Survey Map products Ernest Journal