Floral art with a twist by Tara Joy of Ilkley

Floral art with a twist by Tara Joy of Ilkley

We are delighted to showcase a couple of local artists within our shop on Railway Road and this week we have a little extra, it being Ilkley Art Trail.

We usually have just a couple of designs by local Ilkley artist, Tara Joy, on display, but if you visit us this week we have a mini gallery of her art in our window, all of which is available to buy.

Tara Joy, artist, on Ilkley Moor


Tara makes plaster casts of flowers to create a lasting image which she then finishes in her delicate, subtle style.  This is an ideal way for brides to preserve the memory of their wedding bouquet in a more unusual, but lasting way.

The flowers are carefully rolled in clay, then Tara makes a plaster cast of the imprint which is decorated and framed into a unique piece of art, where every stem, delicate petal and vein on a leaf are captured in minute detail.                                 If you are intrigued to see this art for yourself do pop down to the shop this weekend, or for more information you can visit Tara’s Facebook page @tarajoyartwork.