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Exhibition and workshops at Bottesford gallery

Kooroon Gallery’s March exhibition brings together work in metal, paper and textiles by three very different professional artists.

It is open today (Friday), 11am till 4pm, and tomorrow between 10am and 4pm.

There are also two workshops in which to take part.

Beech Leaves (30591518)
Beech Leaves (30591518)

Sharon Dickinson, as Archives Crafts, is an “artist in metal”, designing and creating unique, individual silver jewellery and metalwork in English pewter and aluminium. Wherever possible, she recycles, re-uses and repurposes materials working in silver and pewter, but also aluminium, copper, vintage tins, and even rusty old finds.

Stained glass and mirror glass also have a special place in her work and, alongside the jewellery and pewter plaques, she is known for her unique mirrors and sun-catchers. She creates nature-inspired and fantastical character-based work which both adorn and form the basis of her pieces.

Vanessa Stone brings rarely seen work, brand new to Kooroon, in the form of painted paper collages. They are created with the aim of capturing the essence of the English landscape.

Through subtle tones and textures, these pieces depict wide woods and vistas, but also smaller moments like seeing the blue sky through beech leaves on a spring day.

Jane Millum works as PollyWhistle to create little people and the tall tales they tell her. For this exhibition, she has captured a rag-bag band of rag-tag characters and created the PollyWhistle’s Portable Pop-up Carnival. Headlining the Emotional Wee Folk and Ticking Carnies, there are also some very Feral Fairies desperate to escape, plus a Penny Museum of Mystery.

The PollyWhistle Feral Fairy Paper Puppet Workshop takes place today, 11am to 1pm.

Create your very own articulated fairy to capture and keep. Using prints of vintage photos and images, inks, pens, paper, glue and maybe even some sparkle, you will choose, cut and colour to make a wild little creature of your very own. All materials provided. The two-hour class costs £15.

Sharon Dickinson's Super Sparkly Mosaic Pendant Workshop takes place tomorrow, 1-3 pm.

All materials are provided from the artist's personal stash of vintage crystals, components, glass millefiori, glitters, mica powders and more. The pendants will be finished by setting your chosen components in a fast-etting clear resin.

You will have a beautiful and unique necklace to take home on the day. The two-hour class is £20.

Exhibition and workshops are at The Old Sorting House, 25 High Street, Bottesford NG13 0AA. Workshop bookings via glendagibson@live.com or by phone on 07722 012217.

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