Cow sculpture milks a lot of attention from passersby!

The wicker cow in Church Street, Market Harborough, outside the Open Door Gallery. It is snapped here next to a Kirby & West milk float!
The wicker cow in Church Street, Market Harborough, outside the Open Door Gallery. It is snapped here next to a Kirby & West milk float!

Shoppers in Market Harborough no doubt stared in udder disbelief at a strange sight on Tuesday.

Cud you believe it - a cow was seen on the pavement in Church Street for a promotional stunt by the Open Door Gallery to advertise its upcoming willow-weaving workshops.

The wicker cow in Church Street, Market Harborough, outside the Open Door Gallery.

The wicker cow in Church Street, Market Harborough, outside the Open Door Gallery.

The wicker-made beast even managed to be snapped next to a Kirby & West milk float.

Janet Pelling, from the gallery, said: “What a fantastic day it was. Juliette Hamilton came for a willow-weaving hare workshop with a full-size cow! We put it outside the gallery and wow! What do you think? Amazing!”

The gallery is also hosting willow-weaving and silver clay jewellery workshops on March 7 with Tracey Spurgin.

Monthly life drawing masterclasses with artist Scott Bridgwood are starting on Monday, February 23.

And ceramic artist Jennie McCall will be doing ceramic workshops on February 28.

The gallery opened in December, at the site formerly occupied by the No 10 flower shop.

For more details, call 01858 463316 or see the gallery’s Facebook page at facebook.com/opendoorgallerymh.

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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