About the Artist

As the Crow Flies is a design business run by Bee Hayes in Bristol, specialising in handmade ceramics and illustrated homewares. Mainly producing hand-built and hand-thrown ceramics with distinctive ranges in porcelain and earthenware, a plethora of original, hand-drawn illustrations are also hand-applied and fired in-house onto fine bone china, and made into tea towels, screen printed in the UK.

With a background in Fashion Design, designing for the boutique brand Whistles, followed by work as in-house graphic designer for an international NGO Bee has come to ceramics and homewares as an ideal medium with which to see the creative process through from initial idea to finished product. This allows for unlimited scope and freedom in product development and experimentation.

Please contact me at asthecrowsfly@live.co.uk if you would like further details of product ranges or to enquire about trade prices or exhibitions.

As the Crow Flies is based in a beautiful little studio space at Maze Studios in Bristol. Pictured below, Bee is working on a few hand painted porcelain buttons, delicate porcelain nightlights and illustrated earthenware bowls. You can read more about the artisitic process on this blog interview with Made in Bristol.

me in the studio

2 thoughts on “About the Artist

  1. I just christened my ‘limited edition’ Farnborough mug and what a grand cup of tea! Appropriately at the same time the four Breitling wingwalkers flew overhead en-route to their home base at Cirencester having completed their last display slot at Farnborough.

    I hope the show was a success for you.

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