A pottery maker from Woodhall Spa has raised over £5,400 for charity by creating porcelain doves for an exhibition at a garden centre in Nottinghamshire.
Soo Durham, a ceramic artist at Bare Chic, took it upon herself to create porcelain peace doves which would be put on display at the bi-annual Sculpture in the Sanctuary exhibition at Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre in Southwell.
The doves have been on sale to raise money to donate to the Unicef Syrian Children’s Crisis Appeal.
Soo said: “Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict I have been touched by the plight of the Syrian children.
“In the face of the escalating crisis my sadness and despair for the children has deepened.
“I now feel compelled to actively highlight their suffering.”
Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre agreed to waive all commission fees on sales of the doves, which hang both from a tree or can be planted in the ground on a metal rod.
The doves have been such a success at the garden centre exhibition that Soo has sold out of them.
“The doves are made of porcelain and are therefore weatherproof.
“They look lovely hanging in a tree, dancing in the wind and equally impressive bouncing on their rods planted in the ground.”
Soo makes the doves throughout the year but decided to donate proceeds to Unicef for this exhibition.
For more information on her ceramics workshop visit www.barechic.com.