We’re pleased to welcome Hello Terry for the first time. Claire will join us this Sunday at Brighton Open Market. Find out what she has in store for you…
Please introduce yourself and your brand….
Hello! I’m Claire and my business is called hello terry, I make jewellery. My brand has developed over the last two years from an insatiable urge to create whilst being at home with my small son. Once he had started school I found some time and space to develop some ideas and create the brand. My logo features a raven called Terry, it’s a long story a bit random as to why but if you want to know more why not stop by my stall on Sunday and ask me?
I make easy to wear everyday pieces from polymer clay using simple shapes and abstract splashes of pattern and colour. Most of my work features speckles or terrazzo inspired random shapes.
How would you describe your style and your creations?
I love colour and shape and am often playing around with curious colour combinations. I find inspiration in modern art and contemporary culture and I’m currently weirdly obsessed with patterns on floors! I would say the style of my jewellery is all about simple clean shapes, mixed with modern pretty fresh colours. I have recently been developing a palette of strong pastels fused with pops of neon and saccharin pink, whilst my constant love affair with monochromatic black and white helps keep the look adult.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I really enjoy all aspects of being a small business owner, but I guess it’s the actual making and using the material that I love. Every time I make I discover something new, it’s how I design my products, almost through play! I love to make, its what got me started and the excitement of it still wakes me up at night too!
What can we expect to find on your stall at The Fairy Tale Fair Christmas Special at Brighton Open Market on Sunday 26th November? And are you looking forward to taking part?
I’m very excited to be there, I really love getting out into my local community and meeting my lovely customers! I will bring lots of necklaces and as many of my new dangly earrings as I can squeeze in my box!
Do you have a best seller?
My large semi circle necklaces have always sold well, but I recently introduced some statement dangly earrings to the collection and they have been very popular so far!
Do you have any plans or ambitions for the future?
Hello terry is still relatively new and I just keen to grow the business, it would be cool if I could be stocked in a few more shops, and as always I’m working on developing my presence online.
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
Mm, I don’t really like the whole inspirational quote thing but saw this one recently and it made me smile and its quite christmassy “throw glitter in today’s face”
Describe your Christmas in 3 words…
Ha! I would say family, food and fun (sorry that’s really cheesy!)
How can we find out more about you?