Welcome to my website

Open Heart - Open Hand. Inspired by a trips to Winston Salem and Seville.

My current work of hand painted tiles and thrown vessels use "Folk" inspired slip decoration on terracotta.

Small hand thrown bowls using Chinese paper cuts

My ceramic slip paintings of house martins and swallows are also on terracotta. 

Small tile SOLD
Hand made plate. SOLD

Hand made plate. SOLD

Photographs of some original ceramics are available as cards and high quality digital prints. 

By enlarging the photographic image the quality and unique characteristics of each slip painting becomes apparent.

Blossom & Morning Telegraph - Art prints

I have branded my mug range "Swift & Witty" because whilst I design the decals, apply and kiln fire the mugs I buy in the Bone China blanks. (The name is inspired by my two great grandmothers Laura Witty and Ada Swift.)
Bone China Mugs Drystone Wall designs © J Hayton

I made drawings of several drystone walls in the North York Moors, noting how the construction changes according to the local stone.  I have three designs, at present, Levisham & Lockton, Hutton Le Hole, and Appleton le Moors. 

professional drystone waller bought the 'Appleton Le Moors' design during the North Yorkshire Open Studios and laughingly declared it "a disgrace"  - the design is from the  dilapidated village sheepfold ! 

New Bone China mugs featuring swallow paintings

These were created for the new show at Priestly's in York
 June 2014 

Tree Glee design from my original 'English" paper cut

How to buy from the Mudskipper 

Please contact me by email to discuss your exact requirements, payment methods and postage options. Paypal payments can be transacted safely and in stock work sent within 24 hours. Contact via

If you're local to the North York Moors - I'll hand deliver!  I look forward to hearing from you. 

Janet Hayton