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Archive for November, 2014

Making Mosaics

With the help of insprational  ceramic artist Gabrielle Naptali, Ingleton has made a spectacular mosaic which both commemorates the loss of the old railway station and celebrates the site’s reincarnation as Ingleborough Community Centre. Lots of people came to the workshops – and the whole comuunity was involved – everyone aged 8 to 80. The mosaic, which took a matter of days to complete, depicts a series of images, including a compass, a steam train and a wheel representing Ingleton viaduct. The mosaic has yet to be mounted but should be installed at front the Centre soon.

In the meantime, here’s the story of it’s creation….

Without this, nothing would have got done...

Without this, nothing would have got done…

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Gaby explains the ideas behind her design...

Gaby explains the ideas behind her design…

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Getting started…

Making smoke...

Making smoke…

Many hands make light work

Many hands make light work

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It was a huge community effort

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Gaby adds the final pier

Gabyadds the final piece

The finished mosaic

The finished mosaic

A job well done

A job well done

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