the future

The Future of Heart Gallery

Hello friends Apologies for our absence and for not keeping in touch since we closed our Heart Gallery doors mid March, along with everyone else I am finding these challenging times really difficult. It’s been extremely hard to focus on anything other than health, wellbeing, family and finances. I’ve had so many days when I’ve really felt discouraged but I’ve …

Sarah Harris and her ‘lockdown shop’

When I was asked by Alison to write a blog about what I have been doing during lockdown, I had a feeling of dread having to own up to people that I’ve not been doing much at all.  Seriously though, my thoughts were “what have I been doing, what the heck have I got to say about this….has it really …

Alison Read

At home with Alison Read

What is there to not adore about Alison Read? She is a remarkable artist who specialises in hand-made original prints using linocut, screen printing, woodcut and etching. These are sold at Heart Gallery as prints and as greetings cards … little mini pieces of artwork that can be framed. She herself in character is the swiftness of a Squirrel, the …

Little Stoodley in sight

A walk to ‘Little Stoodley’

Isn’t it amazing how time seems to go so quickly even during a time of crisis? We’re nearing the start of the 6th week of Social Distancing and staying home to save lives, but only now do I think that we are starting to adapt to our new lifestyle, getting used to the changes we, as a family have had …

Magical Demelsa

My magical adventure down a rabbit hole with Demelsa Haughton

I would like to take you on a magical adventure down a rabbit hole of the work produced by Demelsa Haughton that we sell in Heart Gallery. We have been privileged to stock her work at Heart Gallery for 2 years.  I will never forget the proudness in her Dad’s eyes when they both came into Heart Gallery to present …

I love my Veg Box

I love my Veg box

I love my veg box and it was a pleasure to be a guest blogger here for Heart Gallery. A month or so before life here in the UK shifted on its axis, my partner and I moved out of town into a lovely little village close by. Now, as well as feeling incredibly fortunate in these days of ‘stay …

Vanessa Kay - out walking

Where I have been walking!

This is an extremely peculiar time for all of us. Routines have changed and our freedom has been greatly curtailed. We are all socially distancing ourselves, staying home unable to meet up with friends and loved ones. However, at the moment we are still able to go out for excerise and benefit from some fresh air, listen to birdsong and …

Heart Gallery Hebden Bridge

Heart Gallery News

Hello everyone! These are really strange times right now for us all and it’s taken me well over a week to sit at the computer to think about writing this wee blog post! Being in business is always about adapting to change and coping with the unexpected which we have had our fair share of here in Hebden Bridge over …

Liz Cooksey in her studio

Meet textile artist Liz Cooksey

Liz Cooksey’s inspiration comes from natural habitats; hedgerows, garden boarders, meadows. Her works combine wire and thread to create intricate and delicate two dimensional and three-dimensional pieces reflecting observations of nature. The inspiration stems from the love natural forms in which Liz look for shapes, textures, colours, within what might be a hedge row or a motorway verge, recording the …

fiona Kingdon working

Meet Fiona Kingdon, an artist with a scrollsaw and a shed!

Fiona Kingdon studied Industrial Design, Craftsmanship and Furniture Restoration in the 90s. She then dedicated time to family and supporting young people with behavioural difficulties, but couldn’t be kept from working wood. Making chairs, guitars, lighting and cajon drums. Now, Fiona works in native and rescued timbers. Over many hours of hand cutting with a scrollsaw, intricate landscapes, silhouettes and …

lucinda clark textiles

Meet Lucinda Clark

In 2017 textile designer Lucinda Clark-Wright launched her award winning contemporary brand Cinda Clark Design. Cinda Clark Design specialises in printed collections inspired by grand London Art Deco architecture, geometric form and tonal colourways. Lucinda studied Textile Design at the School of Textiles in the Scottish borders then worked within Design and Product Development for homewares and fashion for over …

Judith Brown jewleler

Meet Jeweller Judith Brown

Judith Brown has been making jewellery since 2004, when she began hand stitching with wire; this technique was inspired by her studies of Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.   Since then her techniques have been refined and she has developed collections of jewellery which have an elegant, nostalgic feel. Her latest collection contains details inspired by delicate foliage and ferns. Other …

Katy O'Neil

Meet Katy O’Neil

In her Lancashire studio Katy O’Neil creates contemporary ceramic vessels and handmade ceramic jewellery. Her jewellery, which includes pendants, bracelets, earrings and brooches, is created from smooth black onyx porcelain or high fired white porcelain which are both strong and durable in order to give two distinct ranges. The clay is impressed with marks which are inspired by photographs taken …

Olive Pearson textile designer

Meet Olive Pearson and her luxurious knitted accessories

Olive Pearson is a designer-maker specialising in luxurious, knitted accessories. Combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, she creates slow-fashion pieces with beautiful colour combinations. Fascinated by spirograph as a child she has continued to explore repetition and applies that to her signature, small-scale, geometric patterns that play with perceptions. She finds inspiration for her designs all around – in everyday …

Rebecca Lawley at work

Meet Rebecca Lawley, designer silversmith

Rebecca Lawley studied silversmithing at Sheffield Hallam University graduating with a BA (hons) in 3D Metalwork and Jewellery in 1996. Her silverware has won acclaim from the beginning of her career to the present time. Along-side Rebecca’s silversmithing she has always made jewellery to commission. Recently Rebecca decided to create a couple of ranges of jewellery that compliments her tableware. …

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 …

Chloe Harrison outside her garden workshop

Meet the founder of British Brand Bright Corner – Chloe Harrison

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 that were not only nursery …

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 …

Jessica Sherriff

Meet Jeweller 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 variety of thickness, and combines …