Yesterday we visited Staunton Harold especially to see the "Flair" exhibition at the Ferrers Gallery. This, Design Factory show presented a fascinating collection of work from artists based in the east midlands working in Textiles, Ceramics, Jewellery and Sculpture.Its open until 10th April.
I was particularly interested in Lorna Syson's work with linen and yarns from nettles, clear clean lines and textures. Jeanne Roberts Nuno felting and screen printing was new to me and I loved the effects she had created. Anne Menary's witty collages with scientific themes were great fun. So pleased I went, very polished and professional finish to all the work, and I found a stunning pair of earrings, which I'm waiting for as they had clips and I wanted them for pierced ears.
The stable block where is the gallery is based has a great tea room, other galleries and "Breadfirst" a lovely deli-bakery - fabulous artisan bread and a great range of cheeses.
Had the weather been better there were a range of interesting walks in the grounds that would have made a great summer day out!