16/03/13“Telling Tails” at The Courthouse, Rural Arts, Thirsk
16th March – 31st May 2013
open Monday to Saturday 10-4
An exhibition of printmaking by Hester Cox and glass by Jane Littlefield.
Each of these artists use natural landscapes and wildlife as a source of inspiration, despite working in entirely different mediums. Hester's prints are deeply rooted in her love of the natural world, poetry and folklore. Her encounters with nature, whether it's a fleeting glimpse of roe deer in the woods, a startled hare in the snow or prolonged observations of blackbirds stealing raspberries in her garden, are often the inspiration for her collagraph prints. Hester is also interested in the rich, folkloric significance of the creatures she depicts and might allude to them in the imagery or the titles for her prints. Jane Littlefield's new glass pieces consist of multi-layered painted glass images that create a three-dimensional collage. The glass is hand painted using traditional stained glass paints and translucent enamels that are fired in the kiln. The work refers to Jane’s experience of the Peak District in which she lives and works. She uses images of creatures and organic motifs to create these glass landscapes.
Hester is also running a 4-week Collagraph course at The Courthouse
4th, 11th, 18th and 25th April (6.30pm – 9.30pm)
To book or for more details ring Rural Arts 0845 526536