Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

Studio 5

Magical Flower Carpet

June – September 2019 

It’s ready!
Come and see our Magical Flower Carpet produced with help from local primary schools.
Throughout the spring term we invited local primary schools in Denbighshire to come and explore our contemporary rug exhibition Under your Feet at Ruthin Craft Centre, followed by practical workshops with local artists Jude Wood, Ben Davis, Ticky Lowe and Emma Jayne Holmes. Inspired by the gallery exhibitions, each school has created a ‘plot’ with plants, flowers, weeds, insects and whatever else you might find in a magic garden. Using colourful textiles and recycled materials all the pupils involved in the project have made their own pieces to be added to each plot to create a collaborative whimsical carpet.

The 10 schools involved were
Ysgol Pant Pastynog; Ysgol Carreg Emlyn; Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch; Ysgol Stryd y Rhos; Ysgol Pentrecelyn working with artists Jude Wood & Ben Davis Ysgol y Borthyn; Ysgol Bryn Clwyd; Ysgol Bro Elwern; Ysgol Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd; Ysgol Bro Famau working with artists Ticky Lowe & Emma Jayne Holmes.

The project engaged with 206 pupils in total. We hope you all enjoy!