Chris White’s ceramics are on show in the gallery during May. Chris studied 3D Design, specializing in ceramics, at Bath Spa University where he gained a BA (Hons) in 1991.
One of the original members of Colchester’s Cuckoo Farm studios, Chris continued to develop his technique of rolling porcelain and exploring the properties of porcelain slip. [...]
Faith at the Wivenhoe International Women’s Day celebration in 2014 Photo: Pip Scott
It is with tremendous sadness that we bring the news that Faith Ressmeyer passed away on the 12th of April. We would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to her partner Tom Fenton, and to her family.
Faith was an extraordinary woman. A great [...]
‘Toro’ by Fiona Harmon
Fiona Harmon’s piece ‘Toro’ is showing at the gallery during April.
Fiona’s assemblages use found materials from the banks of the Colne and other Essex rivers – driftwood, rusty metal, and broken boats. She also works with oil on canvas. She talks about her work and inspirations here:
‘ I don’t weather the wood, or [...]
‘The Lucchese Bag’ by Patrice Lombardi
Patrice Lombardi is an American painter who divides her time between Italy and Wivenhoe.
Since 1985 she has held 18 solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in London, Italy and the USA. Among her exhibitions are: Images from the Garden, Villa Schifanoia, shown in both Florence and in Boston [...]
‘The Return of the Sea Swallow’ by Steven Leather
February’s exhibition in the gallery is by young Wivenhovian Steven Leather, a self-taught marine artist. Steven talks here of his family’s maritime history, a great influence on his work:
‘My grandmother passed away two years ago, and amongst my grandfather’s old papers I came across cuttings and old [...]