• Heather Sweet-Moon

    Mixed Media Artist

  • About

    I am a ceramic artist creating mainly quirky female figurative sculptures.

    Mainly working with white earthenware or porcelain paper clay, I hand build characterful animals and quirky female figures often with a steampunk twist. All of my pieces are hand built, made using coiling or slabbing techniques and after firing are normally finished with Amaco velvet underglazes or Mayco glazes.

    I greatly admire the work of modern clay artists Johnson Tsang, Beth Carver and painter Georgy Kurasov. I search my imagination for insperation rather than focusing on realism preferring to sculpt in a fantasy style often with steampunk/gothic twist. I am self taught, my passion for painting and sculpture began as a young child and is still my main obsession in life, a means of expression, my therapy, my greatest satisfaction.

    I am also a tutor having over 30 years experience and a City and Guilds teaching certificate. I have worked in several schools, colleges, clubs, and taught private groups in my Midlands studio.

     

     

     

     

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    Two leaf cherry dish

    Two leaf cherry dish

    15.00
    Real leaves pressed into the clay to show the leaf veins. Individually hand made 'one off' ceramic trinket dish. 4.5 inches wide and long. Dark green glaze on front and back of leaves with two cherries. Circular foot to ensure stability when displayed.
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    Three leaf Blackberry dish. Small

    Three leaf Blackberry dish. Small

    15.00
    Real leaves pressed into the clay to show the leaf veins. Individually hand made 'one off' ceramic trinket disg. 4 inches wide and long. Medium green glaze on front and back of leaves with three blackberries. Circular foot to ensure stability when displayed.
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    Strawberry, three leaf dish

    Strawberry, three leaf dish

    17.00
    Ceramic, handmade strawberry trinket dish/candle holder etc 5.5 inches wide x 4 inches wide. Circular foot for stability. Glossy dark green glaze on both sides, red berries. Embossed by using real strawberry leaves from my garden
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    White rabbit. Alice in Wonderland collection

    White rabbit. Alice in Wonderland collection

    23.00 - 43.00
    Signed, limited edition, Alice in Wonderland giclee prints. My original designs. On A4 size, high quality art paper with narrow white border. Posted flat, A4 prints come in a white mount ready to place in your frame. A3 prints are posted without a mount in a cardboard tube. Free UK p&p
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    Blackberry dish

    Blackberry dish

    15.00
    Glazed earthenware leaves dish with hand modelled blackberries. Use as a trinket/ring dish, tea light candle holder etc. Each individually hand built, a unique, 'one off piece'. Size approximately 4 inches x 4.5 inches
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    Satin feel cushions

    Satin feel cushions

    18.00
    Soft, unique silky feel, cushion cover and filler printed showing two of my own limited edition Wonderland designs, (Matching giclee art prints available on request) . Temptation of Alice and the Cheshire Cat. 15" x 15"
    Soft, durable polyester cover with an polyester insert. Zip fastening for easy removal for cleaning. £23.00 FREE p&p in UK.
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  •  Clay Hand building Classes

     

    Classes will re-start 21st April 2021

    Relaxed and friendly, small group classes held in my Worcestershire studio for beginners

    or those with a little experience

     

    One to one tuition is booked on a day/time to suit you whenever possible, day, evening or weekend.

    Cost £25 an hour, min 2 hour class. Bring a friend and pay just £15 an hour each. Book as many hours as you like

    Clay, your own set of tools, glaze, disposable aprons and clay firing are provided within the fee. There is an extra charge if you choose to make a very large item to cover extra materials used.

    Day group workshops from £55. Please bring a packed lunch if required

     

    Hand gel is available on arrival.

    Seats in the studio are spaced allowing only three/four students per class max.

    The window and door to outside will be open, weather permitting.

    I only teach hand building therefore students are able to remain in their seats socially distanced.

    I will wear a mask whilst teaching. You are requested to do the same

    If you have questions or want to book a class please contact me: art@heathersweetmoon.com

    Socially distanced classes 2021

    Register your interest in:

    Weekend workshops:

    From £55

     

    Weekly 2 hour classes:

    From £20

     

    1. Create your piece at class, leave at studio to air dry (minimum 1 week). 
    2. It is fired for the first time during week 2-3. 
    3.  After this it will need to be glazed and fired. You can take your makes home  3 days later.
    • Glazing can be matt or glossy and gives another layer/protective coating to a piece.
    • We use a white earthenware clay which is low fired and like most clay is not frost proof. We do make items for outside as well as others for the home but they should be brought inside to avoid frost damage

    Green man. Hanging plaque

    Register your interest for new dates

    This workshop is held in my St Peters, Worcester studio Classes are small. max 3 to allow social distancing and plenty of individual attention when you need it. Using white earthenware clay I will demonstrate how: to build/sculpt a face shape using the slab method, then model autumn, winter or summer fruit, flowers, berries etc . Then cut leaf shapes adding their veins by embossing the clay. We will cut holes so these can be hung

    Your creation will be left with me to be air dried then fired (1-2 weeks) I will then contact you so you can collect your creations to take home and paint or book a glaze session of 1 hour costing £15

    To book your place please email: art@heathersweetmoon.com

    A non-refundable deposit of £20 is required to secure your booking

     

    Moon gazing hare

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    4 hour workshop

    The 9" hare makes a lovely home decoration or gift.

    Using earthenware clay I will demonstrate how: to build a body shape using the slab method, model and assemble limbs, shape and attach the head then texture the hare's body to give a fur affect. We will also add a different texture to the inside of his ears.

    You need to leave your creation at my studio where after 10 days air drying I will kiln fire it for you contact you so you can collect your creations to take home and paint or book a glaze session of 1 hour costing £15 It will then be fired for a second time. I will contact you when it is ready for collection.

    Book here

    A non-refundable deposit of £20 is required to secure your booking

     

    Dragon

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    5 hour workshop

    This workshop is held in my St Peters, Worcester studio Classes are small max 3 to allow plenty of individual attention when you need it. The 8" dragon makes a lovely home decoration or gift. Using white earthenware clay I will demonstrate how: to build a body shape using the slab method, model and assemble limbs, shape and attach the head, add wings then add the scales/texture to the dragons body to give a fabulous detailed affect.

    You are welcome to also bring a packed lunch if required. Your dragon will be kept in the studio to be air dried then fired (1-2 weeks) I will then contact you so you can collect your creations to take home and paint or book a glaze session of 1 hour costing £15 To book your place please email:

    art@heathersweetmoon.com

    A non-refundable deposit of £20 is required to secure your booking

     

     

    Weekly 2 hour classes

    Register your interest for new dates

    2 hour class

    Free choice with some demo's and new techniques thrown in! Small classes so you make what you want to with my guidance when needed. Relaxed, fun and great therapy after a stressful day if that's what you need.

    To check availability and book your place please email: art@heathersweetmoon.com

     

  • Contact Form

    Please fill out the following form and I will respond as soon as possible.

    Or if you'd like to talk to a human feel free to call me: 07754442274

    Studio visits by appointment only

    Worcestershire, UK
    07754442274