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”

Everyone Loves Bags!

Sue Turrill of Nuthatch Designs will be back at Design@HEART this December with her beautiful tweed bags.  Here she is talking about her work: When I was a small child I would spend weeks in the summer with my two siblings staying with our Grandmother and her two sisters.  That was when I really startedContinue reading “Everyone Loves Bags!”

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”

“Probably the thing I enjoy most is playing” Liz Samways talks jewellery and printmaking

Liz Samways’ work will be familiar to those of you who’ve been coming to craft fairs at HEART for a while. A jeweller and print maker, her work reflects her love of landscape and the natural world.   We caught up with her to find out how she got started and her practice. I’ve always wantedContinue reading ““Probably the thing I enjoy most is playing” Liz Samways talks jewellery and printmaking”

For the love of amigurumis

Gilda Gigi Perez Madrid takes over the blog today to talk about her love of creativity and the Japanese art of amigurumi.  Hello! I’m Gigi and I believe in the power of creativity and enjoyment as a way to create our own reality.  I studied Literature, art therapy, tarot, mandala meditation and many other creative and inspiring technics. Continue reading “For the love of amigurumis”

Summer is Coming – yes it is!

Design@HEART Summer Fair 9th June HEART Centre, Headingley OK, so it still feels like winter, and we’ve been threatened with another dumping of snow this week, but there’s some signs of spring, and here at Design@HEART we’ve got our sights set on the summer. For the first time in a few years, we’re having aContinue reading “Summer is Coming – yes it is!”