I asked whether I could take photos and was told I could, so, I wonder if you would like to join me at the exhibition? You would? Excellent!
More of Marjolein Dallinga's work.
Here's a view of the gallery space. The animal head pieces are by Barbara Keal and we both thought that they would be amazing theatrical costumes. A Midsummer Night's Dream, anyone?
At first, I was amused by Stephanie Metz's Teddy Bear skulls. There was another one in the foyer which visitors were allowed to touch and the felt was absolutely solid. Then I though they were slightly macabre, being skulls of teddy bears, which don't actually have skulls. Finally, I thought that the artist must have had to study the anatomy of bears as well as the anatomy of the particular teddies she chose to create; a lot of work had gone into their creation, so I was very impressed. That was one thing I did think as I walked round - the amount of time and physical effort needed to create these pieces must have been phenomenal (I know how long it takes and how much effort is needed to make a small piece of 2D felt!).
There was also a green one which reminded me of seaweed and a yellow one called 'Goldenrod'. All in all, we thought it was definitely worth seeing the exhibition as the artists showed the infinite versatility and variety of 3D felted pieces.
I believe the exhibition may be moving to a number of UK venues, so if it is something that interests you, I would recommend a visit. There is a blog here although no other venues are mentioned when I looked today. There is information about all the artists and their work there too.