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 …

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. …

Katrina Alexander

Meet Katrina Alexander

Following a hectic career in the events industry, in 2008 Katrina Alexander moved from London to Brighton to embark on her dream career as a designer/maker. Katrina specialises in making striking contemporary silver jewellery which is hand carved into organic sculptural forms using the ancient art of lost wax carving.  Her pieces are designed with edges that have different shapes …

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 …

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 …

Faye Hall BCTF

Meet our BCTF Best Newcomer winner – Faye Hall

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 be a renewed buzz at …

Rachel Butlin Jeweller

Rachel Butlin is with us again folks!

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 Talent Development Programme for emerging …

Michele Daykin Jewellery

Michele Daykin – Meet The Maker – Jeweller

Michele Daykin is a contemporary mixed media jeweller who combines silver, her own batik fabric and plywood. Inspired by the urban environment Michele has always been fascinated with textures and marks found on walls, pavements, surfaces and how they degrade, wearing and softening over time. Having initially studied stitched textiles, Michele then went on to study silversmithing and jewellery. The …

Jessica Langford

Meet Artist Jessica Langford

Jessica Langford is a contemporary Applied Artist who has a passion for bold wearable art, illustration and glass. Jessica loves tactile pieces that make someone just want to pick it up and feel it and would like to create this feeling about her own work. She has worked in materials such as sterling silver, glass, perspex, leather and threads to …

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 …

Amanda Priest

Meet Jeweller Amanda Priest

Amanda is a jewellery designer and maker. After a 20 year career in the fashion industry, she completed a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Jewellery Design. Amanda’s work investigates the relationship or value between material, maker and wearer.   Personal memories, experiences, travel, situations and conversations all inspire Amanda. Working with precious and non precious materials she uses steel, silver and …

Joanna Wakefield

Meet Jeweller Joanna Wakefield

Joanna is a designer jeweller working from her studio in York. Joanna’s original training culminated in a Degree in Design, specialising in Textiles, which was no surprise having grown up in a family environment of 3 generations of needlewomen. Her degree took her into work as a Fair Trade designer. She travelled extensively around the world developing traditional handicrafts with producer groups …

Helen Shere

Meet Jeweller Helen Shere

Helen makes jewellery that is inspired by illustration and is based on natural themes such as birds and trees, produced in a distinctively quirky style that is instantly recognisable. After graduating from the University of Derby with a design degree in 2004, Helen knew that her real passion was to make jewellery, and set about learning how to do that. …

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 …

Adele Taylor - Jeweller

Meet Jeweller Adele Taylor

Adele studied three dimensional design, silversmithing and jewellery at Sheffield Polytechnic and established her jewellery business soon after with a grant from the Princes Youth Business Trust. The interplay of different colours of metal, both naturally occurring and chemically altered has always interested Adele. Consequently she continually experiments with the use of different metals such as silver, gold, copper and …

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 …

Josephine Gomersall

Meet Designer Maker 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 emerging maker she shares a …

Rachel Butlin

Meet Jeweller 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 wearer. Carefully considering material combination …

Holly Clifford

Meet Holly Clifford – Art Jeweller

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 are integral parts of her …

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 …