Expressions in clay and wool

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TRURO – Two local artists will have their works on display at the Marigold Cultural Centre Art Gallery for the month of February.

Potter Danielle Sawada and rug hooker Laura Kenney will be featured in the exhibit ‘Dirty Girl & the Hooker – Expressions in clay and wool.’ An opening reception will be held Feb. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Together, the two artists have an intriguing, vibrant exhibit.

Sawada creates one-of-a-kind functional pottery wares, which are both beautiful and practical. Some are modern and some are traditional, and all are a treasure to use and a pleasure to view.

A self-taught potter, Sawada has learned many ways to “accept, hide and beautify the wonks” along the way, she said.

Kenney is a fibre artist who uses the traditional Nova Scotia craft of rug hooking to create original hand-hooked, hand-dyed rugs and wall hangings.

She uses primarily second-hand wool clothing to create her rugs, which are a link to the past and a hope for the future direction of rug hooking.

More information about each artist can be found at their respective websites: Danielle Sawada on, and Laura Kenney at

For more information on Dirty Girl & the Hooker – Expressions in clay and wool, contact the Marigold Cultural Centre Art Gallery at 897-4004, or visit

Organizations: Marigold Cultural Centre Art Gallery

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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