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Category Archives: Ceramics

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 […]

H&B Shoot…

by Georgia Hinchcliffe on December 11, 2013, no comments

At H&B we’re in the process of re-launching and reviving our range of ceramics and textiles…so we’re testing out new ideas and doing practically all the work ourselves. We built the websites for Hinchcliffe and Barber and John Hinchcliffe Fine Prints from scratch and we do all the photography etc. from our houses. Our latest […]

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 […]

Cut sponges

by Wendy Barber on June 8, 2012, no comments

This photo of a Hinchcliffe and Barber floral jug, made in our studio in Normandy was sent to me by Charlotte.  Most Hinchcliffe and Barber decoration involves the use of stencils but when we were writing ‘ Ceramic Style’ we experimented with other techniques.  Charlotte, in her email says she loves this piece. Below: majolica […]

Dorset Art Weeks 2012

by Wendy Barber on May 28, 2012, no comments

  As a participant in Dorset Art Weeks 2012 the studio will be open to visitors for the sale of functional majolica ceramics, including spongeware and fish platters, made in the Hinchcliffe and Barber studio. 26th – 28th May, 1st – 4th June, 8th – 10th June: 10.30am – 5pm, or by appointment At the […]

In Edinburgh again

by Wendy Barber on May 3, 2012, one comment

I went to Edinburgh this week and I thoroughly enjoyed taking time out in this lovely city. I had not been back to Edinburgh properly since the early 1980’s when John and I exhibited in the Festival craft tent in 1984 and a detail of our Hypericum plate was used for the poster. This photo […]

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 […]


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