What is Heavy Gretel?

We are a gallery shop in Worthing selling Art, Design & Craft by independent makers.

We stock carefully selected work, with emphasis on hand-making and sustainability. Representing our favourite 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.

We are passionate about our community and want to help in building Worthing’s creative industries by offering workshops, talks and classes at the gallery shop.

Who is Heavy Gretel?

Heavy Gretel is my pseudonym. My name is Hanna and I am a jewellery maker who lives in Worthing, West Sussex. 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 business Noble Rose Tattoo.