Purbeck Art Weeks is run by a small core team of voluntary Trustees who are supported by a number of key Co-ordinators and numerous volunteers.
Charlotte Heath – publicity and visual arts
Charlotte did a Textiles BA at Camberwell School of Art, then ran her own studio and courses for a number of years. After 5 years in Oman managing a Bedouin weaving project she returned to the UK and completed a PhD at the University of E.Anglia. In 1995 she joined the Dept for International Development where she held various advisory and management positions until retiring in 2012. She joined the PAW Board of Trustees in 2014, and became Chair in 2016.
Emma-Louise Grinsted – visual arts, membership, web designer and publicity
Emma-Louise Grinsted has a degree in Workshop Ceramics from Harrow and has always run her home studio alongside numerous other jobs, family and voluntary commitments. She begin working as a web designer when she wanted to create a website to showcase her ceramic work over 20 years ago and has continued ever since. She currently also works in a local school. Emma became the PAW Secretary in 2017.
Richard Brown – events, publicity and fund raising
Emma Ormond – events, festival friends and ticketing
Anne Easterbrooke – brochure distribution, publicity and visual arts
Anne started her working life as an analytical chemist and changed direction after her children were born having completed a Masters degree at Southampton University. The next 25 years were spent as a solution focused therapist and teaching psychology in colleges and universities in Dorset, Hampshire and Derbyshire. Having been a keen embroiderer all her life she took up pottery 10 years ago and now shares a home studio with her husband and fellow PAW trustee Jonathan. Ceramics nowadays is combined with a career in interior design.
Jonathan Easterbrooke – brochure distribution, signage, publicity and visual arts
Jonathan started out heading for a career in immunology but the lure of medicine proved too much. After qualifying he spent a period in the Royal Navy as a Surgeon Lieutenant before returning to the NHS for junior hospital jobs and thence to General Practice. His creativity remained firmly dormant until recently when he discovered the joys of the pottery wheel and now spends his days perfecting the art of the bowl. He joined the trustees in 2021.
Zoey Ingarfield – publicity and social media
Sebastian McEwen – Rollington manager and PYA coordinator
Helen Biles – Visual Artists Forum
Charlotte Fereday – Members Minutes Secretary
and lots, lots more!