The first of our new special study days link garden historian Dr Twigs Way with cut-paper artist Vanessa Stone, for a one off chance to fully immerse yourself in the fascinating paper world of Mary Delany and her mosaics.
Morning session: Following the life of the ‘grotto nymph’ and creator of botanic paper mosaics, Mary Delany. Feted by Erasmus Darwin, acclaimed by Sir Joseph Banks and personal friend of Queen Charlotte and the Duchess of Portland, after a life of gardening and ‘shell work’ she embarked, aged seventy-two, on a fabulous Flora of ‘cut work’ paper portrayals of exotic plants. This is a heavily illustrated talk drawing on Mary Delany’s own words.
Afternoon session: Explore the paper world of Mary Delany with cut paper artist Vanessa Stone, by making some paper mosaics of your own, inspired by Mary Delany’s paper herbarium.
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