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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 […]

December Diary

by Wendy Barber on December 15, 2012, no comments

This is the last ‘month of the year’ of the late John Hinchcliffe’s  illustrated Dorset diary of 2010. John left other  writings from his keen observation of the countryside and many  related lino cuts.The December copy below is especially poignant as John died on the 20th December 2010 during one of the coldest spells in […]

John Hinchcliffe’s September Diary

by Wendy Barber on September 13, 2012, no comments

  September 2010   I always have mixed feelings when we get to September, sadly on the one hand summer is over and technically it is now the Autumn and on the other it is an exciting and busy period of change, of course, much depends on the weather but generally mornings are getting chilly. […]

John Hinchcliffe’s Dorset Diary

by Wendy Barber on August 9, 2012, one comment

August My illustration for this month highlights the importance of footpaths and the vital link they provide us with in accessing the open countryside. According to the Countryside Agency we have somewhere in the region of 120,000 miles of public rights of way ranging from down land and coastal paths, Hadrian’s Wall, disused railway lines […]

John Hinchcliffe’s July Diary

by Wendy Barber on July 5, 2012, no comments

As I read John’s Dorset Diary for July, which was written in 2010, I realise how different the weather conditions are this year. I love this image of old farm machinery but the rampart growth is very pertinent to 2012. We are now in July and it is as though nature has taken a break […]

John Hinchcliffe’s Dorset Diary: June

by Wendy Barber on June 9, 2012, no comments

June is a month of long days and evenings, prolific growth, fragrant scents, roses and lilac, the first vegetables, haymaking and all those things that epitomise the English summer.The longest day at the midsummer solstice falls on or around the 21st of June whilst midsummer’s day is the 24th of June, however an old country […]

John Hinchcliffe’s May diary.

by Wendy Barber on May 21, 2012, no comments

                    May: lino print by John Hinchcliffe May heralds the end of winter and the start of summer; the countryside is alive with colour, activity and new growth. The verges are now a mass of tall white cow parsley; the fields yellow with oil seed rape […]


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