Artwork by mum

Grace Goodbean Creative Expressive Therapies student with her work.
Grace Goodbean Creative Expressive Therapies student with her work.
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A mother has found a unique use for old baby clothes – transforming them into artwork.

Grace Goodbean, 49, of Matlock, used crocheted baby jackets and booties as part of her final year project for her BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies degree course at the University of Derby.

The clothes were dipped in porcelain and fired in a ceramics oven, to create a solid, preserved copy of the delicate woollens.

She explained: “I wanted to do something which would surprise anyone looking at them as the unexpected interests me.

“I wanted to show the beauty in everyday things, such as a cleaning cloth and other objects that are often discarded.”