County Voice

County Voice 2019: Issue 3

Magic Flower Carpet

Magic Flower Carpet

Schools Project:  June – September 2019 @ Courtyard Space Studio 5

Throughout the spring term we invited local primary schools in Denbighshire to come and explore our contemporary rug exhibition Under your Feet at Ruthin Craft Centre, followed by practical workshops with local artists Jude Wood, Ben Davis, Ticky Lowe and Emma Jayne Holmes.

Inspired by the gallery exhibitions, each school has created a ‘plot’ with plants, flowers, weeds, insects and whatever else you might find in a magic garden. Using colourful textiles and recycled materials all the pupils involved in the project have made their own pieces to be added to each plot to create a collaborative whimsical carpet that you see before you.

The 10 schools involved were:

Working with artists Jude Wood & Ben Davies

  • Ysgol Pant Pastynog
  • Ysgol Carreg Emlyn
  • Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch
  • Ysgol Stryd y Rhos
  • Ysgol Pentrecelyn

Working with artists Ticky Lowe & Emma Jayne Holmes

  • Ysgol y Borthyn
  • Ysgol Bryn Clwyd
  • Ysgol Bro Elwern
  • Ysgol Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd
  • Ysgol Bro Famau

The project engaged with 206 pupils in total.  Ruthin Craft Centre would like to thank all the school pupils, teachers, assistants and the artists for sharing their artistic adventure with us and for creating this fabulous Magical Flower Carpet within the secret garden. 

We hope you all enjoy!


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