Yorkshire Life : 2020-10-01

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Art to get hooked on Sculptor Emma Stothard has created a series of works in Whitby which celebrate the town’s rich fishing heritage Janet Deacon Tony Bartholome­w WORDS: PHOTOS: N S culptures celebratin­g the rich fishing history of one of the Yorkshire Coast’s favourite resorts will greet visitors to the town this autumn. The artworks on the new Whitby Sculpture Trail are being created by Whitby-based artist Emma Stothard, whose work can be found worldwide, including in the Royal Gardens at Highgrove, the private residence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and at chef Raymond Blanc’s two-Michelinst­arred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshir­e. Chelsea Flower Show – her work has featured in several of the award-winning Welcome to Yorkshire gardens in recent years. Emma, who was born in Hull and grew up in windswept Kilnsea at the northern end of Spurn Point in East Yorkshire, is currently hard at work creating the series of seven sculptures as part of a project created in partnershi­p with and funded by Scarboroug­h Borough Council. ‘I really wanted to celebrate Whitby’s rich fishing history’ She is also a regular contributo­r to the annual RHS 100 Yorkshire Life: October 2020 Š

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