Charity shop goods given new lease of life

artist Debs Pitman presents a mosaic of the Oxfam logo to Jen Tarr manager of the New Mills shop
artist Debs Pitman presents a mosaic of the Oxfam logo to Jen Tarr manager of the New Mills shop

BROKEN and unsaleable goods donated to a New Mills charity shop have been given a new lease of life by a local artist.

In conjunction with New Mills Festival, artist Debs Pitman has used broken crockery and buttons from old clothing to produce a mosaic of the Oxfam logo.

The finished artwork, produced in the Oxfam logo colours, is now proudly on display at the charity’s New Mills shop.

Jen Tarr, manager of Oxfam in New Mills, said: “We have it hanging in the shop and it looks fantastic.

“I think it just shows what you can produce using recycled materials.”

As part of the 2012 Festival, New Mills has been transformed into a giant art gallery.

In partnership with local businesses, work by more than 45 UK artists is currently on show around the town as part of the New Mills Arts Trail.

A team of artists, led by local designer Jason Taylor, has also created a series of sculptures and installations from waste materials and unwanted items.