"As a London based potter my work reflects 21st century living and the city in which I live and work. It is characterised by clean, precise lines and forms using a strong palette. My objective in working with clay is to create beautiful dynamic forms.
I use porcelain and bone china clays. I make moulds in which I cast my forms which enables me to make very thin fine forms, often using layers or inlays of different coloured clays. The forms are hand carved and then finely sanded to achieve a natural smooth, pebble like quality. I often make forms that link together as pairs.
My aim is to explore the subtlety of the hollow form in which the function is secondary to the form. My interest in bone china is to create carved forms with variable areas of translucency, exploring the possibilities of light and shade, sometimes incorporating opaque areas with additional colour.
I do not see my work as primarily functional, rather than as pieces in their own right which enhance the interior in which they are placed and as pieces in which form and decoration become fused.
Inspiration is always from life and drawn from a wide variety of sources including people, architectural features and objects in museums.
My work arises from abstracting, developing and combining different aspects of the natural and the man-made world."
Penny completed a B.A. at Central School of Art, London and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Ceramics at Goldsmiths College, London. She is a Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association.
Inax Corporation, Japan Bathroom Basins and Bathroom accessories.
Ceramic Mural London Fields Primary School, Hackney.
The Big Egg Hunt London Trafalgar Square 2012 and Selfridges Store, London
2000 Woodlands Art Gallery, Greenwich. Four Play - Four rooms - Four Artists.
2001 Showcase Exhibition, CPA Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London.
2002 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.
2004 Artspace, Barn Galleries, Aston, Henley on Thames.
2004 Earth and Fire, Rufford Crafts Centre, Rufford, Nottinghamshire.
2004 Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, Showcase Exhibition.
2005 Zetter Restaurant, London Design Show, Clerkenwell.
2006 Showcase Exhibition Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London.
2006 Earth and Fire, Rufford, Nottinghamshire.
2006 Window Exhibition, Eton Applied Arts, Eton August 2006
2007 Anvari Arts at Air Gallery, Brook Street, London W1.
2007 CPA at 50, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester.
2007 St Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
2008 The Contemporary Crafts Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon.
2008-11 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London
2008 Leeds City Art Gallery, Showcase Exhibition. November / December 2008
2009 Artspace, The Barn galleries, Henley on Thames May 2009
2009 Art in Action, Ceramics Marque Waterperry House Oxford July 2009
2009 The Gallery at Bevere, Worcestershire, October
2009 Crafted,The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, November/December 2009
2010 Christmas and Spring ,St Josephs Galerie, Leewarden, The Netherlands, December2009
2010 Art in Action, Ceramics Marque, Waterperry House, Oxford July 2010
2011 Winter Exhibition Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge
2011 Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford 2011
2011 -15 Ceramics in the City Geffrye Museum, London
2012 The Big Egg Hunt, London
2012 Fircroft Exhibition, Aldbury Heath, Surrey
2012 Made in London, makers from the Olympic Boroughs, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
2013 Leeds Art Gallery
2013 Cecilia Colman gallery
2014 British Museum, Vikings Exhibition
2015 Erwood Station Gallery Hay on Wye, Powys
CPA Potters and The Ceramics Book 1st, 2nd,3rd editions
Slipcasting. Sasha Wardell
Colouring Clay Jo Connell