Press Features

Business Leader - April 2020

The Amazon Blog - March 2020

Daily Mail Christmas Gift Guide - December 2019

British Vogue - May, June, July 2019

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Autumn Fair SBS WinnerJune 2019

"Theo Paphitis and the #SBS Pavilion are Coming to Autumn Fair. Autumn Fair has teamed up with entrepreneur and small business advocate Theo Paphitis and the #SBS crew for a second year, to award 12 inspiring brands the chance to exhibit at the #SBS Pavilion at the September show. The winners are from a mix of retail backgrounds and all bring something exciting and innovative to the retail industry.

Kate Chesters Art decorates wooden chopping boards, placemats, and artworks with resin art, inspired by the owner Kate’s travels around the world, most particularly the swirling blue rapids of Niagara Falls and the frozen landscape of Reykjavik. Kate said, “I put a lot of time and effort into honing my technique and style. My work is well above the standard of other artists working in my field.”

Read the Autumn Fair article here!

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Craft BusinessJune 2019


Liverpool EchoMay 2019

"Used-car saleswoman quit her job six months ago - now she's in Vogue. The Liverpool-artist will be featured in this month's edition of the high fashion magazine.

Read the Liverpool Echo article here!


From Press - Home Decor Guide - April 2019 


Etsy - 7 Bold Decor Trends to Make Your OwnApril 2019


Etsy Top 2019 Home Decor Trends

Resident Etsy expert, Dayna Isom Johnson shares the freshest looks for updating your space!


The Liverpool Wedding BlogDecember 2018

The beautiful Liverpool Wedding Blog featured me in their wedding gift guide after seeing my boards at the Winter Arts Market in the Anglican Cathedral!

Read the wedding gift guide here!


Merseyside Etsy Team - November 2018

The Merseyside Etsy Team kindly featured me in their November seller spotlight. I was incredibly flattered to be interviewed by the team leaders, giving insights to my working methods and achievements.

Read my interview with the Merseyside Etsy team here! 


TheLifeO - November 2018

TheLifeO featured me at the top of their independent business gift guide for Christmas 2018!

Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday WinnerOctober 2018

Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons' Den on BBC Two. He is Chairman of Ryman Stationery plus Boux Avenue lingerie, Robert Dyas and latest acquisition London Graphic Centre. Each week, Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their businesses in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. Only tweets made in the time slot between 5.00 PM and 7.30 PM each Sunday count.

Every Monday night at 8pm, Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted. As he has over 500,000 followers, this provides a massive boost to the chosen lucky businesses. The benefits range from increased Twitter followers, to positive media publicity and crucially for many, increased sales! Of course, none of this is guaranteed as it is largely down to perseverance and hard work. A smidgen of luck comes in handy.

Check out my SBS profile here!


Viral Bandit - August 2018


Bored Panda - August 2018

Bored Panda is a leading art, design and photography community for creative people. Their Facebook page has a whopping 15 MILLION likes!


Design You TrustAugust 2018


Debenhams Pop UpJuly - August 2018

As part of a pop up shop with Curated Makers my work was displayed and sold in the major department store Debenhams. Curated Makers brings together and celebrates local independent artisan makers in the North West.

Several articles were written about the pop up, check them out:

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Solid Smack - July 2018


Independent Liverpool - May 2018

Independent Liverpool, best known for celebrating small businesses, featured me in a promotional article for their Cheese Festival in June.


My Modern Met Feature - July 2018

With a following of nearly 4 million people, My Modern Met  promotes culture and creativity by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening. They receive an average of 3 million visitors coming to their site each month, looking for articles on art, design, photography, architecture, technology, environmental issues, and more.

Check out their article written about me here.


#ETSYFORME FeatureJune 2018

My third time being picked for an Etsy social media campaign! I must be doing something right!

This time I was picked by the lovely Georgia Jones - a model and presenter with a large Instagram following. Georgia was looking for suggestions for family BBQs, kid’s birthdays and entertaining friends. And one of my resin decorated chopping boards was picked!

Check out my artisan boards in my Etsy shop here.


So Super Awesome Feature

My artisan cutting boards have been featured on a popular Tumblr page So Super Awesome.


#ETSYFORYOU FeatureDecember 2017

I can't believe I was picked AGAIN as having one of the best gift options available on Etsy! It's been a crazy amazing month, especially the past few days with being featured as one of the Top Ten Emerging Artists in Liverpool by Culture Trip.

This week I was picked by Papa Pukka - an instagram writer/vlogger who (and I quote!) is "parenting the shit out of life" !


Culture TripDecember 2017

Hey guys! Super excited to share this news with you - today I had an email from the marketing & communications manager at Culture Trip to say that I was going to be featured in their article '10 Emerging Contemporary Artists from Liverpool'. You can view the article by clicking HERE

Culture Trip has nearly FOUR MILLION Facebook likes, 121k Twitter followers, and 139k Instagram followers! (as of 19/12/2017) So it's a huge thrill that they chose me to be at the top of their list of emerging artists!


#ETSYFORYOU FeatureDecember 2017

As many of you are (hopefully!) aware I have a shop on Etsy  where I sell my work. In recent weeks Etsy have been running an Instagram campaign #EtsyForYou to find the best Etsy gift ideas for Christmas 2017. And one of my chopping boards was chosen by Susie Verrill this week!