The Depozitory

Shademakers have taken over management of The Depozitory in Ryde.


Artists Studios are currently taken, but if you would like to go on a waiting list, please get in touch.

Short term bookings are available too.

For further details contact: or call 01983 856168 and leave a message.




In conjunction with the Makers’ Guild Portsmouth we are developing a Creative Makers’ Space for the Isle of Wight.

About The Depozitory:

The Depozitory as it is known today was the old Wesleyan chapel of the northern circuit of Isle of Wight Wesleyan movement during the 19th century.

After it was de-consecrated and turned into a warehouse by the end of the first world war, it’s importance in the local community was diminished and by the late 1980/90s it was on the verge of being converted to a multiple flat residential property.

The building is now restored and we aim to keep it in community use with a focus on the Arts, so that local people, including artists and makers, can enjoy the benefits of working in a building of historic importance and beauty.