Merton creates a pearly throne

Merton Adult Education learner Ruth Eaton created the Pearly Throne for the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival this year.

Pearly King John Walters in the pearly throne created by Ruth Eaton and Merton Adult Education

Pearly King John Walters in the pearly throne created by Ruth Eaton and Merton Adult Education

Created to help attract support for the charity work of the London Pearly Kings and Queens Society, Ruth Eaton designed the chair that was used at the annual festival along with the help of Sarah Bolton, a tutor in upholstery at Merton Adult Education. John Walters, Pearly King of Finsbury, acted as advisor for the project.

Pearly Kings and Queens - photos taken by Eloise Dethier-Eaton

Pearly Kings and Queens – photos taken by Eloise Dethier-Eaton

To find out how you can sign up to a course at Merton Adult Education, visit www.maec.ac.uk.