Artists 2013

The Never Ending Story at the Depozitory, Ryde

Janette Gregson –  facilitated workshops to produce some of the exhibits for The Never Ending Story exhibition at the Depozitory.  The workshops were:

Please come along to the Depozitory to see the fantastic work created at these workshops.

Introduction to Visual Journaling workshop


To see more images from the workshop click here

Lucia Para

Born in Rimini (Italy) in 1980,  Lucia obtained a bachelor degree at the renowned Florence Fine Arts Academy, under the direction of the italian painter-sculptor A Bimbi.

Once learnt the Medieval Masters’ traditional techniques of painting and use of colours, Lucia developed her very own personal style that allows her, in total freedom and purity, to express a world rich in fantasy, dream and metaphysical connections.

Currently Lucia is based, and works, in England, a Land which Culture and Nature is providing her with new and fresh inspriration.




The Chalk Talks at St Thomas’ Heritage Centre, Ryde

Chris Jenkins – visit The Chalk Talks blogspot for the latest information

The six artists commissions announced for the Chalk Talks are:

Island born Carol Jaye studied ceramics at Farnham School of Art setting up her own studio in Teddington, Middlesex in l977. She returned in 1986 as resident potter at Quay Arts Centre working in earthenware producing slip-trailed and decorative domestic vessels.

The urge to tell a story inspired her to start on small figurative tableaux.  Many of these are based on myth, legend and an interest in medieval iconography. More recently Carol has returned to the local clay as her medium, harvesting it from the rich geological strata that form much of the island’s landmass.  While this source is varied in firing performance it allows for larger and bolder work to take place.

She says, “If I do too much planning the work will be finished before I get to the clay.  I need to lose myself in the making and let that ‘something else’ take over. That’s when things really begin to work”.

We also have amazing contributions from:

Reading Spaces at Ryde Library

Tim Johnson, Jonathan Ward, and Dan Roberts –  Tim will be working with a variety of recycled materials including a huge pile of redundant library books, old tables, light bulbs, ladders and lamp shades – watch as everyday objects are transformed and displayed in Ryde Library over the coming weeks. Reading Spaces blogspot.