Diane Harding


Artist Statement

Di Harding (BA Hons Contemporary Crafts)

Glass & Textile Artist

The play of texture and light using contrasting materials, the purity of glass and the tactile feel of felt, paint and wax, layering and revealing. The vibrancy of colours are the inspiration to create, from nature or somewhere within. Influences are continual, sometimes sketched and worked from, or transferred from one medium to another.


B.A. (Hons) Contemporary Crafts (Manchester Met. University 2002)

Past Exhibitions from 2010 to date

Barefoot Living April 09 – March 2010

Dukes court, Macclesfield June 2010

Cheshire open studios Sept 2010

Pad gallery Preston Oct 09 –March 2010

Mount Pleasant garden sculptures Sept 2010

Moray Arts Centre, Findhorn Sept 2010

Cheshire Open Studios Sept & Nov 2010

Moving Clay @ Jobling Gowler Oct 2010

VMA & Victoria Mill Jan 2011

Pieces of eight , London April 2011

Lost & Found Macclesfield

Artsxstra, Dukes court, Macclesfield

EdgarArt, Lymm

Peaks & Plains of Cheshire May 2011

Victoria mill , Congleton 2010-sept 2011

Castle Parks arts centre Sept-Oct 2011

Cheshire Open Studios Oct 2011

Bryn Hall, Congleton Oct – Jan 2012

Artsxstra, Macclesfield November 2011

Electric Picture House, Congleton December 2011

Streets of pattern, Congleton 15th March 2012

CAN, Crossing Borders, Llangollen April 2012



Current Exhibitions

Bessemer gallery, Sheffield Oct 05 – ongoing

L’Endroit , Congleton June 2010-ongoing

Raw Sienna, Knutsford Oct 2011 –

Forthcoming exhibitions 2011

Electric Picture House April 2012- May 2012

Midsummer, Barnaby exhib, Artsxtra 21st June x 2 weeks

Macabre Macclesfield, Barnaby exhibn 21st June x 2 weeks

Electric Picture House, Celluloide exhib 28th September

Cheshire Open Studios October

Electric Picture House , affordable art 30th Nov



Victoria Mill, Congleton Sept 2010

Moray Arts Centre. Findhorn Oct 2010

Glass & felt workshops Sept& Dec 2010


Glass Workshops at studio at home …………… details on application

Felt workshops at Electric Picture House…….. details on application


Articles published

Art of England May/Jun 2005

Society of Designer Craftsmen June 2005

Echoes, International Feltmakers Assoc 2006



Peoples Prize in the Stoke Open exhibition 2005

Jobling -Gowler exhibition 2011


Contact details

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