Pom-poms made from plastic bags and transformed into lighting will be among the eye-catching creations at The Art Market in Holmfirth later this month.
The innovative idea to fill the town’s indoor market with colourful, handmade pom-poms – created from plastic bags – came from Art Market co-founder Victoria Robinson, who put out a call for members of the community to get crafty.
So far, more than 700 pom-poms have been created, with artists and members of the public joining the Pom-Pom Club, which has been meeting at the Butcher’s Arms in Hepworth and The Sculpture Lounge Studios in Holmfirth. The Art Market’s 14th show, which has a theme of ‘Light’, takes place over two weekends – on Saturday, November 22, 8pm until 10pm, and Sunday, November 23 from 10am until 4pm, and then the following weekend at the same times.
More than 100 artists and designers are showing and selling their work. This year’s featured artists are Heather Gillespie, Rachel Carter and David Howey, who all use the properties of light in their work, creating glassware, hollow sculptures and up-cycled lighting.
Among the newcomers to the Art Market are York student Abigail Harding, who creates ceramic sculptures, painter Lisa Dyer and ceramic-maker ‘Luscious Lemons’.