A ceramic menagerie on show

A menagerie of ceramic 3D sculpture, decorative and functional works inspired by creatures from the animal kingdom, from the exotic and fantastic, to realistic and anatomical, makes up a new arts exhibition.

All Creatures Great and Small opens at Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, tomorrow, June 1, and runs until July 1.

It displays spectacular works of established professional ceramicists alongside the work of gifted amateurs and emerging young talent.

Artists include Jan Lewis-Eccleston, Sheila Spencer, Lesley Anne Greene, Sue Hudson, Peter Lascelles, Lesley Nason, Annie Peaker, Shirley Sheppard, Shelia Spencer, Judy Taylor and Anna-Mercedes Wear.

The gallery is running the exhibition with Northern Potters, which aims to encourage and support artists in the production of sculptural, functional, fine art and decorative studio pottery in all its forms.