Who’s who at Design@HEART 2019

Just two days to go! 10am-4pm at Headingley HEART Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN Here’s a round up of our artists and craftspeople.  We have some old favourites but plenty of new stalls too.  We hope to see you there!   Inkylinky by Liz Samways I’m a Leeds-based jeweller and printmaker, working primarilyContinue reading “Who’s who at Design@HEART 2019”

Alice and Stars

Alice Albentosa has definitely got her feet under the table at Design@HEART now and we are so glad to have her her next month.  Design@HEART this year is on Saturday 9th November,  Headingley HEART, Bennet Road, Headingley, 10am-4pm. I am a jewellery designer and maker working from my home studio in North Leeds. I workContinue reading “Alice and Stars”

Rogers Ink

Carolyn Hird-Rogers, the artist and designer behind Rogers Ink is inspired by the dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire countryside and a love of mid 20th century Scandinavian surface pattern design. The moods of the Dales and Moors are expressed in the mono-print technique used to create hand inked papers. These unique papers are cut andContinue reading “Rogers Ink”

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”

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”

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”

Sarah Dunton

Sarah Dunton’s work went down very well last Christmas, so we’re having her back!  Here she is talking about her work: I am a painter, potter and plant grower – and maker of small objects. I always drew as a child, and went on to study fine art at Leeds University. My influences and inspirationsContinue reading “Sarah Dunton”

“Everything begins with a pencil!”

One of many new faces at Design@HEART this December is Shaun Vickers, artist and illustrator.  Here, we have a look at his background and his current work, which is sure to strike a chord with many of our shoppers.  Shaun has always worked within the creative sector, initially trained in Graphic Design in Leicester heContinue reading ““Everything begins with a pencil!””