Colour obsession and meraki with Cathy Hilton Artisan

Colour obsession and meraki with Cathy Hilton Artisan

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Part 6 of our Meet the Makers series, see us back at Cockington Court for a studio visit with Cathy Hilton Artisan. This is an illustrator and maker who has a unique take on hand painted woodware. Watch this interview to discover the joys of colour obsession, the principals of meraki and to see for yourself this beautiful range.

Cathy Hilton Artisan first joined Cockington Court back in 2011. With a background in graphic designer and illustration, Cathy’s first making endeavours saw her working with stone and paper prints. By 2015, Cathy had developed a unique process for printing on wood. It's an exceptional process that makes it possible to print strong pigments with accurate detailing to create distinctive, personalised kitchen and homeware.

There’s a modern Greek word called ‘meraki’. It means the heart and soul that is put into something as it’s made, and that’s obviously very relevant to any craft, but it’s very very tangible. Just the fact that there’s joy in me and delight as I’m seeing it come about, is putting this heart and soul into a piece and I really value that as part of my work.
— Cathy Hilton

By 2017, The Giftware Association had presented Cathy Hilton Artisan with the Award for Excellence and the UK's most significant maker gifting platform Not On The High Street begun showcasing the products too. The future is wooden (down with plastic!) and we can’t wait to see more from Cathy over the coming years.

You can go watch Cathy creating the woodware in her studio at Cockington Court and browse over 80 different products. Take home a modern classic or gift something for a very lucky friend (“pick me!” we hear you cry).


Find out more about Cathy Hilton Artisan by visiting her studio at Cockington Court or checking out the Facebook page and website. Browse and buy at any time - support local makers!

You can now join Torbay's creative making community too! Studio space now available at Cockington Court. Particularly interested to hear from these types of makers: enamel jeweller, functional potter or printmaker. Please contact
Marissa.Wakefield@tda.uk.net

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