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penny varley

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Hi Everyone.  Sadly due to the Corona Virus many of my shows have been cancelled. However I am involved in many virtual events.  By following me on facebook, instagram or through this website you will be able to see new work and lots more.  If something takes your fancy just contact me.   I  can arrange delivery if not to far, send some items by post or can arrange a safe way of things being collected. 

All visits to the studio are strictly by appointment only following all covid regulations.  Stay safe and well and I hope to hear from you soon

 

About Me.

In 2005 I gave up the 'Day Job' to launch Penny Varley Ceramics.  Working from my garden studio in Tysoe, which is located at the foot of Edge Hill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visitors are always welcome to come and see a working studio over a cuppa.  In the showroom visitors will see highly glazed pieces alongside more subtle tones of a matt finish.  My domestic ware which is  predominantly made in a white earthen clay is both practical and a pleasure to use everyday.  Sculptural  pieces inspired by nature can also be viewed within the garden.

Being keen to encourage others in the versatility and pleasure of working with clay I run small adult workshops in hand-building, and can offer 1-1 tuition for those wishing to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel.

I am passionate about my work and have been selected as a  speaker for Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire Women's Institute, Art societies and Probus.  So if you are looking to fill your speaker list give me a call.

To promote my work to a larger audience I take part in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire Arts weeks, as well as supporting local and county events.

My work has been exhibited and sold at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, the Ashmolean museum in Oxford, Windsor Ceramic Show and selected  National Trust properties.

My work is available to purchase at the Richard Harvey Collection in Shipston on Stour and The Wild Rose Flower Company , Winslow, Bucks.  I also regularly have work in Banbury museum.

My work has been exported to France, Australia, Jersey and America.