• Heather Sweet-Moon

    Mixed Media Artist

  • About

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

    Mainly working with white groged earthenware or porcelain paper clay, I hand build characterful animals and quirky female figures. All of myost 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. I strongly believe that any form of art is a wonderful therapy/stress reliever and I love helping others discover the joy and benefits of 'playing in the mud'

     

     

     

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    Scotty dog
    Scotty dog
    3.50
    Embossed ceramic. 3.5 inches long
    Black gloss xmas
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    Mother cat
    Mother cat
    3.50
    Embossed. Mum is matt finish, kitten is gloss glazed
    3 inches tall x 2.5 inches wide
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    Cat. Snow flakes
    Cat. Snow flakes
    3.50
    Matt finish with embossed snow flakes. 3 inches tall x 2.5 inches wide at base
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    Green embossed heart
    Green embossed heart
    6.00
    Goss glaze, 3.5 inches long, 3 inches wide
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    Stars
    Stars
    5.00
    Two hanging ceramic stars, 2 inches diameter and 3 inches diameter. Matt glaze
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    Hanging snowflakes decoration
    Hanging snowflakes decoration
    5.00
    Hand made. Flakes are 3inches diameter and 2 inches diameter. Embossed, glossy glaze
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    Heart cut out decoration
    Heart cut out decoration
    6.00
    Ceramic hanging heart with cut out center. 3 inches x 3 inches
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    Hanging hearts
    Hanging hearts
    10.00
    The large embossed, white ceramic heart is 2 inches long, the red heart is 1 inch long. Boh gloss glazed
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    Small shiny bell
    Small shiny bell
    5.00
    Ceramic bell coated with gloss glaze. 2 inches tall hangs from a string on your tree or as room decor or use on a wrapped gift instead of a bow to give a special finish.Two available. Choose:
    Embossed with pattern gloss bell
    Smooth gloss bell
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    Small Christmas bell
    Small Christmas bell
    5.00
    Ceramic bell with hanging string for your tree or room decor. 2 inches tall with bead decoration, embossed pattern on the clay. Matt glaze
    Each is £5
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    Holly man plaque
    Holly man plaque
    30.00
    Ceramic 6 inch diameter, Christmas/winter wall hanging. Highlighted with gold edges on leaves. Earthenware with gloss glaze, highly detailed.
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    Hanging Santas
    Hanging Santas
    10.00
    Christmas gift or hanging tree or room decorations. Handmde ceramic, 7 inches long. £8 each
    D. Big nose Santa
    E. Nervous Santa
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    Large Hosta leaf dish with flowers
    Large Hosta leaf dish with flowers
    40.00
    Hand made ceramic bowl/dish. 10 inches x 7.5 inches wide. Dark green glossy glaze on the front with touches of gold and red on leaf tips, paler green on the back of the leaf. Hosta flowers are a pale lilac.
    For collection or delivery info please contact me
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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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    Bergenia leaf dish
    Bergenia leaf dish
    18.00
    Earthenware with high gloss glaze. Dark green with slightly paler on the back of the leaf, touches of red on tips. 7 inches long, 5.5 inches wide.
    Each leaf is made individually and real leaves are pressed into the wet clay to create the leaf vein pattern. The dish has a circular foot to give stability when being displayed.
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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
    FREE p&p uk addresses
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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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    Ceramic, wall hanging cats head
    Ceramic, wall hanging cats head
    45.00
    Each handmade by myself using earthenware clay. 4 inches wide, 5 inches tip of ear to chin. First I create to look like your cat. Using fine tools I add fur texture effects then the head is left to air dry before being fired in my kiln. It is then carefully painted to match the real thing with a special matt glaze before having a second firing. Wire whiskers are the last part to be added. Send pictures and I will sculpt a look a like version to hang on your wall or as a unique gift for a pet lover. Allow 3-4 weeks for completion and delivery.
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  • Socially Distanced 

    Clay Handbuilding Classes

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

    or those with a little experience

    Beginners clay hand building classes:

    Mondays 6-8pm @ £20

    Wednesdays 12-2pm @ £20

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

    Cost £25 an hour, min 2hrs class.

    Clay, tools, glaze, firing, drinks are provided within the fee. There will be a small extra charge if you make a very large item. 


    Hand gel is available on arrival.

    Seats in the studio are spaced allowing only three students per class at 2 meters apart 

    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 be wearing a mask whilst teaching. 

    You are provided with disposable aprons and your own set of tools to use at class.

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

    Socially distanced classes 2020

    Register your interest for new dates

    Half day Workshops ... 4 hours £45 - £55

    Beginners clay hand building classes:

    Mondays 6-8pm @ £20

    Wednesdays 12-2pm @ £20

    One to one tuition is booked on a day/time to suit you whenever possible, day, evening or weekend. Cost £25 an hour, min 2hrs class.

    Clay, glazes, drinks, disposable apron and kiln firings are included within this price


    1. Create your piece at class, leave at studio to air dry (approx 1 week). 
    2. It is fired for the first time (buscuit fire) during week 2-3. 
    3. Approximately 2-3 weeks after being fired I will contact you so you collect your piece and paint it at home with acrylic paints if you like or ......  Return for a glazing session (£10 for 1 hour). After this it will be glaze fired. You can take your makes home 1 week after being glazed.
    • Finishing by painting with paint is refered to as a cold finish and gives a satin sheen to your makes
    • Glazing can be matt or glossy and gives another layer/protective coating to a piece.
    • At this present time we use earthenware clay which is low fired and not frost proof (not many clays are fully). We do make items for outside as well as other sculptures etc which are fine on outer walls or in gardens as long as all frost has passed e.g summer/autumn 

    Green man. Hanging plaque

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    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 viens 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 1-2 hours costing £10

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

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

     

    Moon gazing hare

    Sunday 4th October 2020

    1pm - 5pm £45

    The 9" hare makes a lovely home decoration or gift. Drinks and cake/buscuits included.

    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 1-2 hours costing £10 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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    1pm - 6pm £60

    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 1-2 hours costing £10 To book your place please email:

    art@heathersweetmoon.com

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

     

     

    Wednesday afternoon beginners classes

    Register your interest for new dates

    1pm to 3pm £20

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

    Please send non-refundable deposit at least a week beforehand of £10 To check availability and book your place please email: art@heathersweetmoon.com

     

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    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