Ten Thousand Daffodils has culminated in the much anticipated display of individually handmade flowers fluttering and dancing in the gardens of Lowther Castle. Dotted amongst these iridescent flowers are ten magnificent blooms created by Helen, our tireless potter. Each large bloom has been individually designed by creative individuals who have brought their artistic inspiration to a project which we hope has brought joy and hope to all who have seen and those who will benefit from the generosity from every individual who makes a charitable donation by buying a daffodil.
Alongside our eight notable daffodil designers we have two winning designs derived from a nationwide young persons’ competition. Design a Daffodil Competition encouraged the use of nature as the source of inspiration for the glazing design and one that reflects student’s’ personal responses to the natural world or highlights some of the most pressing environmental issues. Matilda and Nia are deserving winners of a competition that highlighted that the future of our planet is an important issue to our children.
The daffodil heads, measuring an impressive 68cm wide by 42cm high, have been painstakingly decorated by Helen and her team to masterfully replicate the designs.
The money raised at this live online auction will go to their chosen charities. Bid early, bid often!
We are most grateful to H & H Auction Rooms for running our online auction, which will take place 17th – 24th June. More information to follow.
H&H Auction Rooms is one of the longest established auction houses in the UK and is based in Carlisle, Cumbria. Headed up by Stephen Farthing, their auction portfolio is comprehensive, ranging from regular Antique & Home Furnishing auctions, through to seasonal sales featuring Architectural Salvage and Gardenalia alongside bi-annual Boat, Equipment and Fishing Tackle sales. Virtual tours produced for the regular auctions prove invaluable for viewing at a distance, adding to the in-person viewing experience for each sale. Valuations for probate, insurance and auction estimates are also provided.