Sally Castle's working studio with printing press and equipment. As well as artwork, cards and prints there is a chance to look at sketch books and work in progress. In addition Shirley Smith's individual ceramics and Angela Lenman batik work are on show. In the courtyard garden there are peaceful corners to sit and have a quiet few moments.
Easy walking distance from venues 29 and 31
On street parking available
Meet The Artists
Sally has designed covers and/or illustrated over forty books for Two
Rivers Press. In 2022 Sally’s illustrated book The Happy Prince was long-listed for
the World Illustration Awards; she also had her first solo exhibition at
The Caversham Framer. Public work includes the Walking Words panels at Chatham Place and the Forbury Square stone both in Reading.
Much of my work in ceramics celebrates the ocean within hand-built
functional vessels combined with sculpted marine-life, inspired by a
passion for scuba-diving. I also enjoy producing realistic primate and other wildlife
sculptures including wall-hangings.
Batik is a resist technique of painting. I paint a pattern of hot wax onto my paper ( or fabric) using a special spouted tool, and then paint dye over the surface. The dye does not penetrate the waxed areas. I build up a complete painting from 10 or so layers of wax and dyes. Much of my inspiration comes from beautifully dilapidated buildings and structures like seaside piers.