Work on display

​Date: 28/10/2014
PR4754

A beautiful new display has opened at Wakefield One, inspired by objects from Wakefield Museums' collection of ceramics.

Yorkshire artist Harriet Lawton has taken design motifs from historic pottery ranging from, Roman to early twentieth century. She has used them to create new textile pieces which will be displayed alongside the original bowls, plates and vases over the next six months.

The display has been made possible by funding from The Arts Council England. As many as 25 artists responded to an opportunity to work with the museum's collections to create unique and eye catching display.

Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: "There are some truly beautiful pieces on display and I encourage everybody to come, have a look and enjoy this wonderful work by Harriet Lawton."

Harriet, 23, from Halifax said: "It's been a very exciting experience to be able to choose pieces from the archives. It has been truly amazing to have this great opportunity to showcase my work." She currently holds her own studio at The Artworks.

The display is free to visit during Wakefield One opening hours. For more details of what else there is to see at Wakefield One and Wakefield Museum visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/museums