Making: A Life exhibits the folk art of Peter Hodgson. For over four decades, the Cumbrian artist has expressed his love of the animal world through a diverse range of materials including leather (leatherwork being his day job), ceramics and glass. Using his self-taught talents he has developed a unique approach to British folk art drawing on the heritage and traditions of communal artisanship and handicraft of the North West. Making: A Life presents a retrospective of Hodgson’s work in ceramics, leather, textiles, wood, text and film, alongside collaborations and responses from other artists. These collaborators include Turner Prize-winner Laure Prouvost and Manchester-based designer Joe Hartley, whose installations also feature in the exhibition. Running alongside the show will be a programme of related talks and demonstrations. For more British art, see Wyndham Lewis at IWM North, or if more crafty artisanship is what you’re after, don’t miss Kate Colin’s Art of the Fold at the Craft Centre.

Fri 8 Dec 2017 – Sun 4 Feb 2018, Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street
Manchester, M15 4GB. Tel: 0161 832 8034 times vary (preview Thu 7 Dec, 6–9pm), FREE,

Fri 8 Dec - Sun 4 Feb
William Felix Robinson
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Mon 22 Jan 2018