TWO new exhibitions are opening at Skipton Town Hall on Saturday, including a free drop-in creative workshop with artist Joe Hartley.

Diverse work from two groups of artists will be on display, including furniture, ceramics, jewellery and textile pieces.

Crafting Change: New Approaches to Sustainable Making explores how artists can choose their materials and making methods in order to have less impact on the planet, while Dissolving Margins is a display of textile work by Textilia 3.

Crafting Change is the latest installment of Chrysalis Arts’ Art Unpacked project.

Making artwork usually means generating more ‘stuff’ and using resources and energy; but this exhibition shows how artists can tackle this with thought and consideration.

Joe Hartley, whose ceramic work features in Crafting Change, will be running a creative workshop at Skipton Town Hall on Saturday from 10.30am to 1pm. The artist will be showing participants the technique of extrusion, when working with clay.

Places are limited for the workshop, with a maximum of six people at any one time, but will be available throughout the period. As this is a drop-in session, there may be a slight wait.

Dissolving Margins opens at Skipton Town Hall on the same day and is an exhibition by Textilia 3, an established group of contemporary textile artists based in the North of England.

They have exhibited widely in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria over the last 22 years, since the group was first formed.

The group has drawn inspiration from the theme of ‘dissolving margins’ in many different ways: from historical events such as the dissolution of monasteries and humanitarian issues of migration, to physical ideas of coastal erosion and the interaction between wild and manmade/managed landscapes.

Textilia 3 member Gemma Kelmanson said: “We are very pleased to be able to show our latest work at the gallery in Skipton Town Hall. The theme of dissolving margins has inspired the artists to make exciting and challenging new textile art in such varied ways.”

The artists in Textilia 3 use a range of techniques including hand and machine stitch, felt, appliqué and mixed media and painting. Abstract, figurative and decorative pieces, wall art, 3D and wearable art are all included in the exhibition.

Some of the artwork by Textilia 3 will be available to buy. There will also be a workshop by a Textilia 3 artist taking place at the Exhibition Gallery in Skipton Town Hall during the exhibition period.

Dissolving Margins and Crafting Change will be on display in Skipton Town Hall from Saturday until Thursday, October 18. Opening hours for the Exhibition Gallery are from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.