Wonky Wheel has two spokes to its wheel, a gallery allowing the viewing and purchasing of artwork, and a workshop/course programme of artistic and creative events hosted within the same space.
Wonky Wheel was launched in July 2019 by Mary and Rob, but this wasn’t the very beginning of the journey. From an early age, Mary grew up sewing and learning about textiles from her Grandmother and Aunties. Mary got her first set of knitting needles from her Grandmother at the age of three. This is where Mary’s love of all things beautiful and handmade came from and which led Mary to study Fashion and Textiles. However, Mary’s career got diverted into the corporate world for twenty years but Mary did continued to paint with Acrylic, pen and ink and painting on silk.
From an early age Mary always wanted to open a shop but the timing and location had to be right. Since moving to Essex Mary fell in love with a beautiful village called Finchingfield and she knew it was the right location for her Gallery. Mary’s current Art is available in the gallery and she will be introducing some new work this coming year.
With Rob’s shared passion for art, we have sourced artist’s from Ireland, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridge throughout the journey to opening the Gallery to the public in October 2019.
Thanks to our initial artists for their support, including Claire Folkes for her lovely Ceramics, the artist and tutor Colin Steed, Amanda Banham for her unique houses, Alfie Carpenter and his mixed media artwork, and Alison Hullyer for her linoprinting and dry-point artwork.