About the Artist

As the Crows Fly is a design business run by Bee Hayes in Fife, Scotland, specialising in handmade ceramics and illustrated home wares. ATCF produces both hand-thrown and slip cast porcelain ceramics with distinctive ranges incorporating botanical hand illustration; Japanese inspired monochrome pieces with a volcanic interior and polished exterior and polished stained porcelain vessels cast from original lathe-turned forms and found objects. Original, hand-drawn illustrations are also applied and fired in-house onto fine bone china ware, and made into tea towel which are screen printed in the UK.

With a background in Fashion Design, designing for boutique London brand Whistles, followed by work as in-house graphic designer for an international NGO Bee has come to ceramics and home ware 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.F1867FF3-CC34-4BCD-8B87-775AAF1FAFA8

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 Crows Fly is based at: Studio 21, Fire Station Creative, Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7 ANtempImagelaeXM2

You can read more about the artistic process on this blog interview with Made in Bristol.

6 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.

  2. Admiring your ceramic willow tiles at the firestation this morning. They are absolutely beautiful. Do you have an online outlet for them?
    Thanks. Alison

    • Hi Alison, thanks 😊 They are actually a one off installation I made for an exhibition on endangered bee species. I don’t currently sell online but you are welcome to contact me at FSC if there’s anything you’re interested in. Bee

  3. Hi there. I hope you are well and enjoying life in Scotland?
    I bought an espresso set from you when you were in Bristol and love love love it.
    I wondered if it’s possible that you make larger mugs in the same design? I don’t see them on your website. I would love to buy some from you?

    Thank you!


    • Hi Kate 🙂

      Thanks for getting in touch… I am completely sold out of my espresso ware at the moment I’m afraid. Mainly because I caught Covid in March and haven’t had the strength to do any throwing since then – I seem to have the ‘long’ version of covid! I am gradually getting better but I don’t think I’ll be back in the studio throwing for another couple of months yet as the work is so physical and its fatigue that mainly stops me. You’re welcome to put in an order and I can get onto it when I am back up and running properly. Best to get in touch via my fb page http://www.facebook.com/AsTheCrowsFly or via email asthecrowsfly _at_live.co.uk
      All the best,

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