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”

Writing Your Artist’s Statement

Our new application process requires a bit more information than previously so here’s a guide of how to write your “artist’s statement”.  It’s nothing to worry about, we promise.  Applications open on the 1st April, so if you’ve never written an artist’s statement before, you can get a head start this coming week! Your StatementContinue reading “Writing Your Artist’s Statement”

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”

A Passion for Pattern

Preeti Gupta is bringing Pattern Passion back to Design@HEART next week and we can’t wait to see what new designs she’s got in store.  She’s taken over the blog this week to tell us more about her company and work. Pattern Passion is the home of hand painted and hand drawn patterns inspired by natureContinue reading “A Passion for Pattern”

When you give up a successful career

Julie Ashworth is our latest designer-maker to take over the blog.  Like many of us, it’s not her first career.  Read how she gave up a successful career as an author and created  award-winning greetings card company, Yoojoo. Designing and making greeting cards isn’t my first career, I originally trained as a teacher of ArtContinue reading “When you give up a successful career”