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Zoë Hillyard

Ceramic Patchwork Artist

Birmingham, West Midlands


Ceramic patchwork


£150 — £1000


First developed in 2010, Ceramic Patchwork is Zoë’s creative and distinctive solution to the challenge of mending broken ceramics, which sees her apply the tradition of hand-stitched patchwork in a completely new way. 

Reassembled using only fabric, tension and stitch, her pieces are seductively tactile, with a surprising handling quality.  Each piece is unique, with a flawed beauty that celebrates imperfection.  They are designed to delight and to be treasured for the long-term.


For the Love of the Master - 25 artists fascinated by Piranesi

29 May 2020
The #italy vases are inspired by Piranesi’s entrepreneurial spirit in pioneering the production of etched artworks for the Grand Tourists of the day, referencing contemporary souvenir culture.

Zoë Hillyard X Bergdorf Goodman

10 Mar 2020
A bespoke range of pieces created to celebrate the launch of LA fashion brand Libertine's Spring2020 collection at Bergdorf Goodman, featuring their signature 'Plates and Patters' fabric design. Supported by Contemporary Applied Arts.

Walking Distance - Fashion on a Different Route

05 Feb 2020
An exhibition showcasing Sabine Lettman's Otherways[project], a circular economy sustainable fashion collection, featuring Remnant Works - a collaboration between artist Zoë Hillyard and ceramicist Emma Bowen to make use of the fabric off-cuts.

Available for commissions



British Museum Commission

Disciplines Textiles, Ceramics, Pottery
Materials Ceramics, Textiles, Mixed Media, Recycled

Unravelling Uppark

Disciplines Textiles, Ceramics, Pottery
Materials Ceramics, Textiles, Mixed Media, Recycled

The Bowls of Britain Series

Disciplines Textiles, Ceramics, Pottery
Materials Textiles, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Recycled

Remnant Works

Disciplines Ceramics, Pottery, Textiles
Materials Ceramics, Mixed Media, Textiles