Fenland artist impresses expert dealers on Channel 4 show Four Rooms

Yvette Cobley's human table.

Yvette Cobley's human table. - Credit: Archant

A budding Fenland artist has made a splash on a primetime national TV show.

Yvette Cobley and Zarafa

Yvette Cobley and Zarafa - Credit: Archant

Mother-of-three Yvette Cobley’s human table caused a stir on Four Rooms, a Channel 4 TV show where people who believe they have a valuable artefact get the chance to sell it to some of the country’s leading dealers.

The 50-year-old’s spectacular mosaic creation captured the imagination of Celia Sawyer, an interior designer with a host of celebrity clients.

The dealer snapped it up for £800 and plans to sell it on to one of her famous clients.

Mrs Cobley’s husband Leicester Cobley appeared on the show to sell the human table.


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He said: “I appeared on the show for Yvette and sold the human table to Celia Sawyer for one of her clients.

“We will never know whose home it is in but her client list include celebrities and the rich and famous who like to protect their identity.

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“My wife has always been a creative person but it is only now that she has concentrated more on her art.

“A giraffe head she made is on sale in Cambridge art gallery Primavera and she has other items on display at March store Ambiance.

“However, Yvette doesn’t just make mosaic items, she has created and sold many outdoor sculptures.”

Mrs Cobley, of March, has set up her own website where you can view her creations, which are also on display in several Cambridgeshire galleries.

She works in various styles including mixed media, ceramics and wire mesh sculpture - taking inspiration from the human form.

Four Rooms has been running on Channel 4 on Friday evenings at 8 pm. Mrs Cobley’s human table appeared in episode 27, which can be watched at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/four-rooms/episode-guide

You can see more of her creations at www.yvettecobley.com

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