A TEXTILE artist whose earliest memory is of a home loom and spinning wheel is to exhibiting her art work at Clitheroe’s Platform Gallery.

Sharon Shaul grew up in Ramsbottom and Darwen and her earliest memories are visiting wool mills with her father, a pattern cutter, to select fabrics, as well as the spinning wheel and loom in the home of one of her father’s colleagues.

After a career as a science teacher, Sharon became a textile artist in 2005 and uses spinning, weaving and felt-making to produce distinctive landscapes, necklaces, brooches and scarves.

She has exhibited throughout the North West, including at the Harris Gallery in Preston.

Sharon is exhibiting as part of Fresh, a series of showcases being hosted by the Station Road gallery on the first weekend of every month, when arts enthusiasts can meet some of the North West’s most accomplished artists and craftspeople, and buy pieces directly from them.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.

Artists interested in taking part in Fresh are asked to contact the gallery on 01200 425566.