Amy Jade Prints

Amy Jade Prints is Amy Thompson.  She’s a first-timer at Design@HEART and we’re really looking forward to welcoming her and her lovely prints. I use traditional printing methods to create fine art prints and products. These are often inspired by folklore, mythology and natural history. After graduating with a degree in Illustration and Animation fromContinue reading “Amy Jade Prints”

Sarah Dunton

If you’ve been to Design@HEART for the last couple of years you’ll have met Sarah Dunton.  Her ceramics and prints have prooved very popular.  She’s back again on 9th November, so here she is talking about her work: I am a potter, printmaker, painter, illustrator and gardener. I originally trained as a fine artist atContinue reading “Sarah Dunton”

THE Creative S P A C E

The Creative SPACE is the creative business of Laurie Bower.  She’s bringing her beautiful handmade books to Design@HEART for the first time on 9th November. I create individual handmade books, blank ones with beautiful covers and creative ones with my poems or quotes in.  Books are touchable art, and I enjoy making stand-alone pieces, whichContinue reading “THE Creative S P A C E”

TM Vintage Leeds

Brand new to Design@HEART, Tom Mitchell brings his eclectic mix of vintage upcycled lamps.  We think you’ll like them! I started TMVintageLeeds back in 2016 from a love of old cameras, I am really a huge photography fan and it seems that a lot of old cameras become neglected and unused. I took this thoughtContinue reading “TM Vintage Leeds”

Inkylinky by Liz Samways

After several years away, Liz Samways is back at Design@HEART this year, and we can’t wait to see her new jewellery and prints. I’m a Leeds-based jeweller and printmaker, working primarily in silver and copper which is etched & engraved using techniques commonly found in printmaking. My work is inspired by the landscape, as viewedContinue reading “Inkylinky by Liz Samways”

Carbon Art by Ceri Wood

Ceri is another newcomer to Design@HEART and we’re looking forward to seeing her drawings and maps. I am a Horsforth-based artist specialising in pencil-drawn bespoke maps and landscapes of the local area. I have always loved monochrome art and the striking effects that can be achieved from simple media such as pen and pencil. PencilContinue reading “Carbon Art by Ceri Wood”

Goss Bag by Annie Lawson

Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring some of our artists and craftspeople for our next fair on Saturday 9th November.  First up is Annie Lawson of Goss Bag: I am a cartoonist who has progressed into ‘cartooning in wool’. My knitted phone cases are flip-top design and are sturdy, being each one knittedContinue reading “Goss Bag by Annie Lawson”

For the love of wood

Gavin Edwards is another newcomer to Design@HEART, bringing his interesting and original wood work.  He has had many careers, and his current one draws on all the others, as he tells us in this latest blog.   Working with wood is my latest career choice, having previously worked as a Cartographer, Field Archaeologist, Archaeological Curator andContinue reading “For the love of wood”

Heart of Glass

Sarah Wade of Garage Glass Studio is back this December with her charming fused glass products.  We asked her about her making process and how she got started. My interest in fused glass developed from my interest in stained glass which I did as a hobby for a number of years. At one course IContinue reading “Heart of Glass”

Firing up the kiln

If you have visited Design@HEART before you may well have seen Lindsay Thomas’s work.  Lindsay is a potter, producing eyecatching home decorations using the ancient method of Raku, and incorporating her other love of textiles into her new work.  Here she is talking about her work and methods: I have been making pots since 1995.Continue reading “Firing up the kiln”