AN East Lancashire art gallery is hosting an exhibition by one of the world’s first ‘Fairtrade gold’ jewellers.

The work of ethical jeweller Ute Decker is the highlight of the 'Crafting Change' show.

It runs until March 30 at Clitheroe’s Platform Gallery on Station Road.

The exhibition showcases new and innovative approaches to sustainable making, and features the work of ethical jeweller Ms Decker, one of the UK’s top jewellers who has exhibited throughout the world.

Her creations are crafted from 100 per cent recycled silver or Fairtrade gold sourced from the Sotrami mining cooperative in rural Peru.

Local craftworkers complementing the exhibition include Clitheroe artist Jane Nolan, who makes unique items from redundant bike parts, and textile designer Kate Schofield, who hand-spins and felts fleeces direct from local farms without dye and makes buttons from Morecambe Bay driftwood.

Platform Gallery coordinator Andrea Westall said: “The textile, metal and precious stone industries are some of the most polluting in the world, while the mining and shipping of raw materials for ceramics creates a massive carbon footprint.

“Some craftworkers are responding through the thoughtful and considered use of materials."