Meet our Makers - Liz Jones Studio

Welcome back to our monthly blog series, Meet our Makers, where we introduce to the talents behind many of the brands we sell at Hesta Scene. This month we chat to Liz Jones about her collection of textile designs.
Liz is a talented artist based just outside Carlisle who specialises in lino & screen printing which become art prints or hand printed textiles.
We asked Liz to tell us more about her work, her inspiration and how her creative journey began. Over to you Liz...



My name is Liz Philips but use my maiden name for my business – Liz Jones Studio. I am a printmaker and textile designer. I was brought up on Brocklebank, just a few miles from Caldbeck and have lived in Brampton for the past 17 years.
Although I have a studio I tend to work mainly from home as it’s easier to have everything to hand, especially if I have to work late into the night to finish orders or prepare for an event. I work on my own but my husband, Chris, is very involved too, in preparing the staging for events, attending events, delivering and much more!

Liz Jones Green Cushion

I am mainly self taught since A level Art but ensure I keep up my professional development and work practises by attending workshops and working alongside other artists in cooperative working . I initially exhibited pastel, acrylic and gouache paintings but studying, working and family took over for a few years.

During the last six years I have returned to lino printmaking, which I always enjoyed at school, initially as a hobby but has quickly become a full time business.

 Liz Jones Lampshade


My work can be separated into two distinct practises;

Limited edition original reduction lino prints which are very detailed and involve printing a number of layers, carving into the block between each layer, of printing to build up an image; and the textile designs which also begin as a linocut but is then is transferred onto a silk screen to be screen printed onto the fabric – whilst still retaining the distinctive hand printed lino cut image.


Liz Jones original lino print

All of my designs are very much inspired by the nature around me and the details I observe whilst out walking or in the garden. All of the designs start with sketches which I then transfer onto a lino block. I carve the block using tools called gouges a to create a relief design. The parts of the block I carve away remain white and the inked surface of the block produces the image on the paper when pressed – the opposite of drawing or painting!

In the case of the fabrics, as stocked in Hesta Scene, once I’m happy with the design then I make a final print (by hand) which is the image I use to prepare the silk screen. The image can then be hand screen printed onto cotton and linen, by me, to make lampshades, cushions, table lamps and other home ware.


Liz Jones Textiles at Hesta Scene


My inspiration comes purely from nature – mainly observed in the local woods and in our garden. The design possibilities provided by nature are infinite - I have hundreds of inspiration photos on my iPad waiting to be made into designs and linocuts – there just aren’t enough hours in the day! Artists I particularly admire are Lisa Hooper, Clarissa Hulse and Daniel Cole.

liz jones lino sketch


 liz jones bird lamp


It’s very difficult to choose a favourite piece as they’re all my favourites for different reasons! I particularly like the blackbird – it was based on a blackbird who was a regular visitor to the garden during lockdown - he looked so lovely amongst the yellow ‘weeds’ in the lawn!


Liz Jones Black bird design

 liz jones blackbird cushion

There are two very special moments that stand out for me – being invited to exhibit my reduction linocuts and cushions at Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House, near Windermere – one of my favourite places to visit and such a fantastic example of this period.

Also recently having one of my cushions featured in the June 2022 edition of Country Living.

Liz Jones Textiles


In the future I hope to expand my range of handprinted items and include screen printed coffee tables and perhaps some small upholstered items of furniture – this will require me to branch out to have my designs digitally printed onto fabric to achieve the volume required.


liz jones fox lamp


Thank you to Liz for sharing her creative story with us. We certainly look forward to seeing what come next for Liz.

You can find more about Liz and her work on her website HERE or follow on social media HERE



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