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Bath artist's quirky creations look good enough to eat!

Lucy's quirky collection is travelling from Bath to New York! Credit: PA Images/ Joe Giddens

A Bath artist is opening an upscale delicatessen with a twist - each of the 30,000 items for sale is made of felt.

Lucy Sparrow's Delicatessen is set to open in New York and will be fully stocked with products found inside the finest delis.

Visitors will only be able to feast their eyes on the foody delights, though, because the delicious-looking goods are made of felt.

The tiny faces on the felt creatures aim to make people think about where their food is from. Credit: PA Images/ Joe Giddens

Each item has tiny eyes and a smile to encourage visitors to consider consumerism and their relationship with the food they buy.

Artist Lucy has spent months crafting the pieces and is now taking them to America ahead of the deli opening at the Rockerfeller Centre in October.

A spokeswoman said:

Felt artist Lucy Sparrow is regarded as one of the most exciting and original artists working in the UK today.

Her practice is quirky yet subversive, luring the audience in with her soft, tactile, colourful felt creations that represent themes of consumerism and consumption.

– Spokeswoman
The items will be displayed in a deli at the Rockerfeller centre. Credit: PA Images / Joe Giddens