Joyce Ringrose – artist and teacher

by Nicci Brown.

A retrospective exhibition is being staged of the work of a well-known Dorset artist, teacher and potter who worked out of the pottery she established in Blandford St Mary.
Joyce Ringrose was many things to many people, as well as mother to her five children, Ali, Karen, Simon, Giles and Janet.
Daughter Ali, who has organised the exhibition with Jo Dyton at the Hatch Gallery, Christchurch, said: “She was sister to Tony, and auntie, grandmother, great-grandmother and a good friend to all she knew.

“While bringing up a large family, she strove to maintain a balance in her life, enabling her to enjoy her passions of painting, ceramics, swimming, singing, gardening and managing a vegetable allotment. In addition, she was involved in CND and nuclear disarmament movements. Family and friends remember her well for being a wonderfully imaginative and experimental cook, too!”
Over the years, Joyce became a well-established Dorset artist, holding exhibitions at galleries around the South-West.
The exhibition will be on view in the Hatch Gallery until November 5.

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