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New season update

by Georgia Hinchcliffe on March 10, 2015, no comments

Late Jan and February saw some exciting events at Hinchcliffe & Barber… In February we won the Gift Association’s Gift of the Year award for our Songbird Grey ceramics – the award was presented by Sebastian Conran to our licensee MyGiftsTrade  at The Spring Fair in Birmingham. Here’s a photo of us a couple of weeks […]

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

by Georgia Hinchcliffe on December 8, 2013, no comments

Hi – I’m Georgia Hinchcliffe, Wendy’s daughter and business partner. And just so you know, occasionally I’m going to be adding a few posts on the blog… It’s beginning to feel very festive at Hinchcliffe and Barber and John Hinchcliffe Fine Prints HQ. We were at Neston Farm Shop in Wiltshire on Thursday night for […]

H&B online store now open!

by Wendy Barber on November 29, 2013, no comments

We’ve launched our online shop just in time for Christmas: WWW.HINCHCLIFFEANDBARBER.COM You’ll find two of our ranges, Dorset Delft and Spongeware, available in limited numbers to buy online. And why not also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest news? You can also find us at: Neston Farm Shop, Atworth, Wiltshire on […]

Colourful pieces: made in New Zealand

by Wendy Barber on November 16, 2012, no comments

It was good to receive this image from artist Rosemary Whitehead whom I first met when she was John’s assistant in Arundel and subsequently when she came to Charlton Cottage, also as a studio assistant. The use of colour is reminiscent of John Hinchcliffe’s rag rugs and very good to see. This work forms part […]

Stinking Hellebore

by Wendy Barber on March 29, 2012, no comments

On Saturday I got down to Portland along with others who were making the best of this warmer weather. Nestled in the rocks on the end of Chesil beachwas this glorious flowering plant which is a stinking hellebore. I knew it was a hellebore but my friend Sue identified it as a stinking Hellebore. Thanks […]

Rough Seas and Blue Skies and remembering Hinch.

by Wendy Barber on December 19, 2011, no comments

Foamy sea: We were told to expect a storm last Thursday but it didn’t hit us in Dorset, I was astonished therefore when I went to Ringstead Bay on Friday morning to see the rough seas, rougher than i have ever seen here. The full force of the storm had hit France and affected ‘La […]

Research: I agree is essential.

by Wendy Barber on December 10, 2011, one comment

Spongeware by John Hinchcliffe 2010 this is a response to a comment posted this morning on my post : Hinchcliffe and Barber’s distictive style and concept. I refer to the astounding anonymous comment posted on the 10th December which sugests a lack of research or knowledge of traditional techniques. Those of you who were taught by John […]

Summer Solstice

by Wendy Barber on June 21, 2011, no comments

As the wind races around the valley it is hard to stay out long enough to appreciate the lasting daylight. Young fruit trees and roses are being blown to bits. Above a bloom from the Veilchenblau ,supported and therefore happier than some of the other roses. I never remember why we plant this rose time […]


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