Dawn Turner is an Ilkeston based artist who was brought up in, and has strong family ties to, the area. She works with local schools and community groups, although her studio practice is primarily in glass.Dawn Turner is an Ilkeston based artist who was brought up in, and has strong family ties to, the area. She works with local schools and community groups, although her studio practice is primarily in glass.Dawn first explored the technique of fusing about twelve years ago and has been hooked on glass ever since. She loves to share her enthusiasm for glass through making, exhibiting, learning and teaching. This exhibition is a celebration of Dawn’s journey, showing just some of the many kiln-forming techniques she has discovered along the way. It showcases a variety of work in both art glass and recycled, some inspired by Dawn’s love of patterns and textures, and some just a little bit influenced by the town she grew up in. This informative exhibition is suitable for all ages.
In the War Room there are two very special soldiers, specially designed by Ann Levett of Avago Crafts to commemorate the end of WW1. Ann painstakingly shaped four soldiers using chicken wire, and then worked with pupils at Draycott Primary School, Kensington Junior School, Field House Infants and Brownies at Kirk Hallam to create poppies to fill in the gaps.
The Arts Development team, based at Erewash Museum, welcome the public to come along and make poppies to fill in the remaining gaps up until 4pm on Thursday 8th November – there are instructions and materials ready to use.
Two soldiers will go on display at each of the Ilkeston and Long Eaton Remembrance Day services on Sunday 11th November. Please see the Erewash Borough Council website for details. They will then go on display in each town hall until the end of the month.