Craftsmen make their mark in Thornham Village Hall

Sarah Burt's needlefelt work of Norfolk landscape will feature in this year's Maker's Mark exhibitio

Sarah Burt's needlefelt work of Norfolk landscape will feature in this year's Maker's Mark exhibition in Thornham Village Hall. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Submitted

Thornham Village Hall will be hosting the fourth annual Maker's Mark exhibition featuring the creative work of 20 local craftsmen and artisans.

Madeleine Spencer jewellery. Picture: Submitted

Madeleine Spencer jewellery. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Submitted

Some of the materials used in the craftsmen's work are unique to North Norfolk, including natural fibres, wood, clay and precious metals.

The exhibition will feature Bob Lever's quirky birds fashioned from locally grown willow, Rob Dunster's pots glazed with local thatching reed ash and Sarah Burt's needlefelt of local landscape.

Swaffham potter Maureen Baker. Picture: Submitted

Swaffham potter Maureen Baker. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Submitted

Event coordinator, Melanie Venes, said: 'There's a strong Norfolk dimension, but it is not just about supporting local craftsmen, it's about buying something unique from sufficiently experienced craftsmen working with raw materials.

'We are always looking for new talent bringing in fresh and brilliant work.'

Clay potter Michelle Daniels' 'Earth'. Picture: Submitted

Clay potter Michelle Daniels' 'Earth'. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Submitted


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The free two-day exhibition will take place on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, 10am - 4pm at the village hall.

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