Penny is a ceramic sculptor. Her work centres on heavily textured, figurative animal sculptures, using mixed clays and oxides. Her pieces are intuitive and raw and often have an ethereal quality, without aiming for anatomical exactness. Instead, she aims to capture the spirit of the animal exploring aspects of movement and texture. Going for a walk and enjoying the excitement of seeing a fox in a friend’s garden immediately inspires a need to return to the studio and capture that expression and form in clay. Penny has travelled to Japan and Prague on artist residency and this year will be visiting the USA for a six-week scholarship in Ceramics. Find out more about Penny’s work on her website.