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About Heavy Gretel

Heavy Gretel is a gallery and shop in Worthing, selling art, design and craft by independent makers and suppliers. We stock carefully selected work, with emphasis on hand-making. Small batch, not mass produced, ethically made. We represent our favourite contemporary jewellery, ceramics, textiles, prints, cards, plants, home-wares and interior decorations. Our aim is to promote the work of independent creatives, championing their skills through regularly changing and thoughtfully curated displays, telling the stories of objects - highlighting the power of making!

From the founder

Heavy Gretel is my pseudonym. My name is Hanna and I am a jewellery maker who lives in Worthing, West Sussex. I have a love of folk art, heavy metal music, the great outdoors, story telling and cats.


Our Story

I studied 3D Materials Practice at the University of Brighton, graduating with an MDes in 2012. After graduating, I worked as a prop-maker, jeweller and lecturer in Craft, Architecture & Interior Design at the University of Brighton International College. In 2019 my partner Bob and I decided to renovate one of Worthing’s oldest buildings to launch our own businesses: Heavy Gretel, and his tattoo studio Noble Rose Tattoo.