Thorntree Roses Art and Craft Exhibition

There will be an exhibition of work by The Thorntree Roses at Thorntree Hub on Tuesday 4th August at 10am.

Fused Glass by Thorntree Roses
Fused glass bowls made by the women from Thorntree Roses, during sessions with Judith Gill

The event showcases the range of quality art and craft the women in the group have been working on over the last 10 weeks and beforehand, while they were trying out a range of taster sessions. All of the participants are women who either live on the Thorntree Estate in Middlesbrough or are connected to it.

The group was set up with money from The People’s Health Trust, through their ‘Healthimprove’ fund, and is a collaboration with TVA and some members  of an existing friendship group which meets regularly at the Hub.

The group very much decide the art-forms and crafts they would like to try, and chose glass for this set of sessions. So far they’ve tried their hand at fused glass, jewellery making and glass painting, working with professional glass artist Judith Gill. They also took themselves off to the National Glass Centre, and got the opportunity to go ‘backstage’ into the university area to see students working on their degree show pieces. They saw glass blowing and lathe and flame demonstrations, all of which gave them a real insight into the many ways glass is made, and some good ideas to take back to Thorntree.

As well as this we’ve been able to offer photography, weaving, creative writing, printmaking and textiles to the group, all of which will be on show at the event on 4th August, where everyone is welcome. The project is a great way to try be creative and make new friends, free of charge.

When? Tuesday 4th August 2015 10am

Where? Thorntree Hub, Birkhall Road, Middlesbrough TS3 9JW

How much? FREE with refreshments available

Get Involved

If you are a woman living on Thorntree Estate and you’d like to take part, email Miki Rogers, the projects officer for Thorntree Roses : adults@teesvalleyarts.org.uk, or come along to the Thorntree Hub , term-time Tuesdays 9 – 12.

I am a community artist, maker and social activist, founder of both SkyBlueRed and Totally Locally Guisborough.