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Doris shows it's never too late to carve out new life

Doris McCleery is taking the idea of lifelong learning to its extremes. For she is exhibiting her new-found skill in creating ceramics for the first time at the age of 103. But then she has never been afraid to take on new challenges.

She was in her 70s when she began wood carving. She says her creative skills come from her father who was a furniture maker, but it is her inquiring mind and unquenchable spirit which are her real attributes.

The exhibition at which her ceramics will be shown is open only to those aged 60 or above who have never had work on public display before.

They may not have reached her venerable age, but all show that you are never too old to learn new skills.

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