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Easily distracted designer, maker, craftsperson & bimbler


Hello, this is me. Heather, the one-woman band that is Twistsmith Studio.

My small business journey started 30 years ago when I completed a Jewellery & silversmithing degree, I worked to commission for some years whilst teaching secondary Art & Design. I paused to start a family and we made our move to back to my home county of Staffordshire, happily settling in Leek.

I discovered a love of ceramics after I started classes a few years ago and launched Twistsmith Studio in June 2022. My studio is based, at my home in lovely Leek. I have a sunny corner of our dining room overlooking the garden and the recent addition of my own kiln room in a little outhouse.

I'm captivated by combining different materials and experimenting with processes, creatively playing and celebrating the happy accidents. My designs are mostly inspired by nature, colour and pattern but I love pulling the thread and seeing where it takes me.

I work mostly in ceramic but love adding other materials that add contrasting textures to my jewellery, including wool felt, leather, yarn and embroidery. My jewellery range includes stud and drop earrings, necklaces and brooches along with ceramic homewares.

A little bit of quirky and a whole lot of joy!

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