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Creative with Nature as an idea started about 10 years ago. I was looking for a way to get people outdoors and to use, create with, understand and cherish the abundant natural materials all around us in our natural environment, to value where we live, not just in monetary terms but as a key to our own happiness and as an asset with intrinsic value all of its own that as custodians we should be looking after.

Since then I’ve worked with hundreds of people of all ages and abilities and the statement that is feed back to me most often (at least once every course or session I run!) is just how therapeutic weaving with willow is.

There is something very special about understanding a natural material and then working together to create something beautiful, unique and often functional too.

I work regularly with people from all walks of life teaching willow sculpture and basketry and I weave unique pieces for sale through my Gallery & Workshop in Todmorden.

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Gallery exhibitions

July 8th - August 27th - Above & Beneath - Abstract paintings by Clare Pearl

Above and Beneath an exhibition of original abstract paintings

Clare Pearl abstract paintings

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It's the last weekend of Michael Piece's Exhibition Long Days in the Hills. A 10 year journey through the Lakes. If you haven't been already make sure you do! Ends Sunday. Xx

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Really excited that Walter Kershaw will be opening the Todmoden Open Studios! We are holding a raffle with one of his original painting from the 1970s in the gallery, don't miss out, buy your raffle tickets soon! The draw will be held at the opening on the 3rd September. Xx ... See MoreSee Less

Special thanks to Walter Kershaw, internationally recognised artist, who will open this year's event at our opening party (3rd of September at 3pm, at Creative with Nature.) Walter will be available t...

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It's also the last weekend of Clare Pearl's Exhibition Above and Beneath in the Studio. It's been wonderful working alongside Clare over the last 2 months, I love her calmness and her sense of fun: ) she's her today, Friday and Saturday if you'd like to see the artist at work. And then it's all systems go for the Todmoden Open Studios:-D xx ... See MoreSee Less

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