December 20th 2015

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Bronwen has been one of Heart Gallery’s regular jewellers for eight years and our customers love her work; often commissioning her to make a bespoke and personalised piece for themselves or a loved one.

Bronwen’s objective is to produce pieces that can be handled and worn/used on a day-to-day basis, whilst still retaining their aesthetic values.

Our customers love Bronwen’s jewellery and with Leap Year just around the corner why not think ahead and if you were going to propose in 2016, do it on Monday 29th February with one of our MARRY ME rings x

Dec 20th Bronwen TJ

December 19th 2015

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Jane is a local visual artist who creates artwork for public buildings and items for the home.

Textiles have always been central to Jane’s work. Following a degree Fine Art, she worked in the theatre for many years, specialising in creating sculptural costumes for IOU Theatre and other companies.

Map Cushions and Map Tea Towels are printed for us with beautiful details taken from Ordnance Survey and other maps. Created by Jane this collection is continually evolving as she adds more areas to her collection.

Our current range now includes over 20 tea towel map designs of different places in the UK, various cushions, trays, notebooks of Hebden Bridge and Yorkshire and bunting featuring Hebden Bridge.

Dec 19th Jane Revitt

 

December 18th 2015

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Leoma uses saw piercing, shape forming and stones to create her beautiful range of jewellery. Incorporating motifs with solid shapes and stone setting for an abstract and contemporary aspect, the black and white effect is contrasted with bright and unusually cut stones that complement each other perfectly.

Leoma’s wearable jewellery and objects are influenced by one another and these pieces represent sentimentality which is enhanced by the intimacy created between object and body.

Leoma’s collection is with us for Autumn/Winter 2015 and we have fallen in love with it all … especially the amazing stone set rings in a variety of sizes.

 

Dec 18th Leoma Drew

December 17th 2015

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Alison is from Lincolnshire and specialises in hand made original prints in a variety of methods including screenprints, etchings, woodcuts, linocuts and aquatinting.

Her subject matter is quirky, fun and mainly animal humour, but always different. Although Alison loves all forms of printmaking, her current favourite is the woodcut, and she attacks her plates quite brutally at times. She is always surprised at how simple they are; just a few lines to denote the essentials.

Alison likes the hands-on nature of producing a plate and its immediacy, she doesn’t keep highly detailed sketchbooks etc as she uses the plate rather than paper to work out ideas.

We have showcased Alison’s work for over 7 years now so she has established herself as a firm favourite in Hebden Bridge with our regulars who collect her lino prints, screen prints, etchings and woodcuts.

Dec 17th Alison Read

December 16th 2015

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Swag and Tassel is a luxury British handbag and accessories label that pays homage to individuality and creativity. By using antique & vintage carpets and hand selected leathers they have created an exciting juxtaposition between old and new.

At the helm of Swag and Tassel is Welsh designer Sophie Wordsworth. Using the rich history of the materials, ranging from carpets hand­woven by tribes in Northern Persia, to colourful soft leathers sourced in East London, fresh individual and stand alone pieces of couture are created.

From edgy elegant clutches to roomy tote bags, from simple sophisticated shoulder bags to petite purse, each piece is designed to catch the eye and love forever. Beautifully handcrafted in Sophie’s studio in Wales, rare and exclusive each piece is one of a kind and has its own special story to tell.

Dec 16th Sophie Wordsworth

December 15th 2015

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Isobel is one of our lovely local artists and she creates everlasting terrariums for us, preserving these little worlds forever creating enchantment and wonder to intrigue and delight the viewer.

People can enjoy Isobel’s miniature worlds without needing to maintain them and because she makes them everlasting she can be creative with the vessels she chooses … from teacups and compact mirrors to anything that looks interesting enough to hold a little world inside! 

We offer a bespoke service too meaning you can personalise your terrarium for the person you are buying it for … particularly popular for weddings so do talk to us about this service.

Dec 15th Isobel Cortese

December 14th 2015

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Rebecca endeavours to produce accessible, wearable jewellery.  Her inspiration is taken from antique jewellery and collectables resulting in designs that echo the decadence of times gone by.  With a more modern approach she creates classic, yet contemporary jewellery designs.

Handpicked gemstones are the main focal point of many of Rebecca’s pieces.  She has a fascination with gemstones, particularly labradorite and rainbow moonstone which have an iridescent play of colours.  These feature strongly in her collections….and are the stones we love the most here at Heart Gallery.

The individually set stones are decorated with hand placed tiny granules of metal which create delicate and intricate detail.  The granules combined with the oxidised silver finish she uses in her work is reminiscent of vintage marcasite jewellery which has been a source of inspiration for some time.

 

Dec 14th Rebecca Lewis