23rd April - 10th July 2016
Another fabulous exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre and the cafe has reopened too! Pauline Burbidge's 16 quilts, inspired by the rural landscape, show her passion for cloth, stitching and making. She shares some of her processes with samples, videos, sketchbooks and a display of her materials which is always of interest to fellow stitchers! The quilts are big and appear at first glance simple in their design but on closer inspection they are full of unexpected elements. The mark making achieved with various techniques creates movement and drama making them beautiful pieces of art.
A technique new for Pauline is her use of cyanotype printing adding strong blue element to her monotone black and white. This exhibition will not fail to delight, there is so much to absorb and enjoy.
Must mention Anna Noel's clay animals in the adjacent gallery, they bring a smile and an admiration of someone absolutely at the top of her craft.
A good day out and in May the Welsh country side is peppered with wild flowers! Jen