As well as offering a range of products reflecting Heath Robinson’s work, the shop sells a selection of one-off items, designed and handmade by acclaimed, locally based artisans and artists.
The Maker’s Art is a contemporary range of ceramics, jewellery, and printed textiles that complement the imagination and enchantment of Heath Robinson’s work. The makers change every six months—this is now our ninth group—adding more valuable creative partnerships and creating a distinctive decorative art marketplace at the Heath Robinson Museum.
Kirsteen Holuj – The Fusion Collection
Handmade contemporary ceramics using porcelain and black clay to create unique surface patterns.
Kirsteen Holuj is ‘a maker of ceramic’ who dreamed of being a potter since childhood. Training in Commercial Design at Middlesex Polytechnic followed by ceramics at Aylesbury College’s fine art and design course, she now makes and teaches at the Westbury Arts Centre in Milton Keynes. Kirsteen’s main inspiration is from the natural world. Her striking pieces are hand built or wheel thrown.
Barbara Spence – The Perspex and Precious Collection
Handmade jewellery created from Perspex and silver, occasionally accented with gold or semi-precious stones.
Barbara is a London based jeweller working principally in silver. She uses traditional techniques to create elegant, original, contemporary pieces with subtle references to mid-century shapes and forms. The bold colours of the Perspex and Precious collection has added a joyful new dimension to her work.
Barbara welcomes commissions and will design and make one-off bespoke pieces.
Tamasyn Gambell – The Geometrics Collection
Hand screen printed, original designs for fashion and interiors featuring stimulating colourways
Tamasyn trained at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art. She has worked for trend forecasting agencies, couture fashion and high street companies. These commercial experiences led to her setting up her own London-based company producing screen printed luxurious goods in exciting and bold designs. The products are produced using environmentally and socially responsible methods.
Photography of Maker’s work by Michael Lenny