ArtisOn has been run since 2010 by directors and general workhorses, Gaynor Pearson and Sue Palin. Gaynor is also a stone carver and teaches a handful of stone carving workshops at ArtisOn each year.
It’s quite an undertaking keeping ArtisOn on the straight and narrow. It all starts with tracking down the best and most inspiring tutors (find out more about them on our Tutors Page). Gathering all the information and photos for over 250 workshops or courses per year and getting everything published on the website ready to book is quite an undertaking. After that, all we have to is deliver…. ArtisOn runs two workshops a day, from Wed to Sun with a break over the summer and another in the winter. Most days we’re full with around 20 visitors or tutors to take care of and feed, so we’ve usually got our hands full. One of us is always on hand to sort out any queries and sometimes, if we’re lucky, we even manage to squeeze onto a workshop!
Beavering away in the ArtisOn kitchen since 2010, when we first opened, is Vanessa – a whizz with wonderful flavours, she never stints on the quality or quantity of her homemade lunches. In fact, many put ArtisOn’s success entirely down to her…you’ve only got to check out some of the testimonials to know the truth!
Often around to lend a hand in the kitchen and throughout the day is Toni. Toni first visited ArtisOn as a regular customer but didn’t want to go home!
When we struggle with work peaks, running special events or an annual spruce up, extra hands are always forthcoming if put a call out for volunteers – our customers are all lovely…